Update to Consular Exchange Rate

Effective Tuesday, December 12, at 12:01 a.m., the consular exchange rate will be 0.9 CHF to 1.00 USD.  Payment for consular services may continue to be made in cash or by credit card in U.S. dollars or the equivalent amount in Swiss francs at the U.S. Embassy in Bern.  The Consular Agencies continue to accept …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022)

  Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022) Location: Countrywide Event:  As of yesterday, June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, has …

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Humanitarian Assistance and Visa Information for Ukrainians who have Evacuated to Switzerland or Liechtenstein

Return to U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Website Last Updated: 09-May-2023 HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE   If you are seeking information about immediate humanitarian assistance in Switzerland or Liechtenstein: Almost all refugee cases in countries abroad are processed by local authorities, in this case the government of Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Ukrainians should not contact the authorities of the United States or attempt to apply for visas …

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Webinar on Business Travel to the U.S. During COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Bern held a webinar and question & answer session September 16, 2020 with a focus on business travel to the U.S. during COVID-19. If you missed the live stream, catch a recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.    

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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 departure options remain available, …

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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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