Travel Advisory for Switzerland – Level 3 – Reconsider travel (August 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Reconsider travel to Switzerland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Switzerland due to COVID-19. Improved conditions have been reported within Switzerland. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Switzerland. Read the  country information page

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Ambassador McMullen Addresses American Citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Ambassador McMullen addresses effect of Global Level 4 Health Advisory for Americans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein   U.S. Embassy Bern March 20, 2020 Good afternoon, fellow Americans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. I’m reaching out to you in light of the serious situation unfolding across the globe. From Washington, DC to Bern and Vaduz, and beyond, …

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – STEP

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Receive important information from the U.S. Embassy Bern about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern (March 20, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland    Subject: Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern (March 20, 2020)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Alert – Do not travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial …

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Proclamation – COVID-19 – Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

The World Health Organization has determined that multiple countries within the Schengen Area are experiencing sustained person-to-person transmission of SARS CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. Presidential Proclamation 9984 restricts and suspends the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area (which includes Switzerland and Lichtenstein) …

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Joint Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) FAQ

The 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, created new reporting requirements for taxpayers with specified foreign assets. Visit the Joint Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/Joint-Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-FATCA-FAQ.html 

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AlertSwiss App

Disaster can strike at any time. Luckily, there is Alertswiss , a mobile app developed by the Federal Office for Civil Protection to help you plan for and stay safe in an emergency while in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. With Alertswiss , you receive alerts, warnings and information in real time. So that you always know exactly and …

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Top Tips for Americans Visiting Switzerland

Top Tips for Americans Visiting Switzerland Check your passport validity: You will be denied entry into Switzerland if your passport is expired or is expiring soon.  To enter Switzerland or the Schengen area, your passport must remain valid for 90 days after your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.  Before leaving the U.S., …

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Re-Opening of U.S. Consular Agency in Geneva

We are pleased to announce the official re-opening of the Consular Agency in Geneva on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Currently, more than 40,000 U.S. citizens reside in Switzerland, and Swiss authorities estimate over one million U.S. tourists visit Switzerland each year. The agency has previously been offering limited services due to a staffing gap. Keeping …

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