Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (April 6, 2018) Subject:          Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, April 7, 2018 Location: Demonstrators are expected to gather in front of the main train station in Bern on Saturday, April 7, between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  They are also expected to march through downtown. Event: The ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 23, 2018) Subject:      Student Demonstrations in Bern and other metropolitan areas throughout Switzerland on Saturday, March 24, 2018 Location:      Demonstrators will gather near the Reithalle/Schützenmatte in Bern on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  They are expected to march through downtown to the Bundesplatz area.  The demonstration ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 16, 2018) Subject:          Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 17, 2018 Location:        Demonstrators will gather at Bundesplatz, Bern, and will march towards the U.S. Embassy located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19. Similar demonstrations may take place in other major cities throughout Switzerland. Event:             The demonstration ...
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Security Alert – Train Station Bomb Threat – March 2, 2018

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland – March 2, 2018 Location: Bern Bahnhof Main Train Station Event: Bern Police are responding to a bomb threat in the vicinity of the train station.  One person has been arrested and the authorities are in the process of clearing the area.  Train and tram disruptions are ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (February 2, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (February 2, 2018) Location:  Old Town Bern, Waisenhausplatz Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2.00pm.  The Swiss-Palestinian cooperation group intends to demonstrate against the U.S. Government’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. Actions to Take: ...
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 22, 2018)

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 22, 2018) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Alpine Regions Event:  The Swiss Weather Service and the European Avalanche Warning System report that the avalanche danger is high over widespread areas in the mountainous regions of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Some parts of the region have reached a level ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 12, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 12, 2018) Location:  Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland – monitor local media for confirmed locations and times. Event:  Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2018 World Economic ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017 A planned demonstration is expected to take place in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in response to the recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Reports suggest ‎the demonstrators plan to meet at Hotel President ...
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Worldwide Caution, December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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European Travel Alert, November 17, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible demonstrations in Bern, November 9th to November 13th, 2017

November 9, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible demonstrations in Bern from November 9th to November 13th, 2017 Postings on social media are calling for demonstrations from November 9th to November 13th, 2017, in response to the Migration Summit that will be held in Bern this Sunday and Monday.  The demonstrations are expected to ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 28

October 27, 2017 A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 5:00pm in the vicinity of the Bärengraben in Bern (Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern).  This demonstration coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Reitschule (Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern). Two unrelated demonstrations are also scheduled for Saturday, one is planned for ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 14

October 13, 2017 A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 4:00 pm in the vicinity of the Käfigturm in Bern (Marketgasse 67, Bern).  Social media postings are calling for an ’Antifascist’ demonstration.  The police are unable to predict the number of demonstrators who may participate. Additionally, there is ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern October 6, 2017

A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7:30pm onward in the vicinity of the Zytglogge in Bern (Marktgasse, Altstadt).  The demonstration by the “Revolutionary Youth Group Berne” is to mark the 10th anniversary of the “Schande von Berne,” a large scale demonstration that resulted in multiple injuries and property ...
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Europe Travel Alert, August 31, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness Message for U.S. Citizens: Bern Ouest Pride Festival

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness: Bern Ouest Pride Festival Friday, 25 August 2017 As part of the Bern Ouest Pride Festival, there will be numerous events in downtown Bern this weekend.  The largest crowds are expected for the Parade on Saturday, August 26, that will end at the Bundesplatz at approximately 4:15 p.m.  For ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations August 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert August 14, 2017 Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 14, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the main train station in Bern and then possibly move to the Bundesplatz or in the direction of the U.S. Embassy. The Young Socialist Party (JUSO) intends to protest ...
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Security Message: Update as of July 26, 2017

Police report that the suspect in the Schaffhausen attack has been arrested and is in custody.  All movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted.   Contact the U.S. Embassy Bern in Switzerland, located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern at +41 31 357 70 11. Call +41 31 357 77 77 for after-hours emergency assistance. Call ...
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Security Message: UPDATE – Major Police Operation in Schaffhausen July 24, 2017

While some of the movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted, the media is reporting that the suspected perpetrator of the security incident has not yet been detained.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  Continue to follow local media for further information.  Always heed the instructions of local authorities. Review your personal security plans; remain ...
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Security Message: Major Police Operation in Schaffhausen – July 24, 2017

The media is reporting a major police operation is underway in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen following a reported incident involving an unknown perpetrator and a chainsaw.  Follow local media for further information.  Always heed the instructions of local authorities. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations July 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert July 14, 2017 Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bahnhofsplatz in Bern.  The demonstrators intend to express solidarity with the G20 demonstrators. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid demonstrations or ...
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Summer Travel Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security going into the travel season this summer.  Terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Europe.  European authorities continue to warn of additional attacks on ...
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Europe Travel Alert, May 1, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Emergency Message: Shooting in Zurich; Avoid Area and Police Activity

U.S. Embassy Bern informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a gunman shot and wounded three people near the Islamic Center at Eigasse 6, Kreis 4 in Zurich. Police are searching for the gunman. We encourage U.S. citizens in Switzerland to avoid the area around Eisgasse.  We urge U.S. citizens in Zurich to contact family ...
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Europe Travel Alert, November 21, 2016

  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  EUROPE:  Credible information indicates terrorist groups such as ISIL/Da’esh, and al-Qa’ida and affiliates ...
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