Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022)

  Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022) Location: Countrywide Event:  As of yesterday, June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a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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Information about COVID-19 and Travel to the United States

Last Updated: June 13, 2022 As of 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, air travelers to the United States are no longer required to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. For more information, see the Centers for Disease Control order. Proof of vaccination for non-U.S. …

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COVID-19 Information

Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates. For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please click here COVID-19 INFORMATION Last updated: 06/20/2022 Click Here for Travel and Entry requirements for travel to the United States Country-Specific Information   Before you travel to Switzerland, visit the Swiss Government Travel Check Website to verify if you can enter Switzerland. Federal Measures   National rules There are currently no national measures in place. Cantonal measures Since the return to a …

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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: 06-Apr-2022 Information for U.S. Citizens coming from Ukraine: Ukraine Crisis (state.gov) 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 …

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Message to U.S. Citizens About Passports: U.S. Embassy Bern (December 28, 2021)

Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein  Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports  If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You will not be permitted to use your …

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COVID-19 – FAQ for U.S. Citizens

International commercial flight options currently exist in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Switzerland and Liechtenstein at this time.

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Message for U.S. Citizens About Passports: U.S. Embassy Bern (May 25, 2021)

Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021 You qualify for …

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Update on Swiss Quarantine Restrictions for U.S. Travelers

The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We are committed to proactively advising U.S. citizens  about travel amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the most up-to-date information about travel restrictions imposed by the Swiss government or the U.S. government. As of April 5, per the Swiss …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Subject:                Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 10, 2020) Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the …

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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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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020)

Subject:Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020) Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for details. Current Information:  An overview …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)  Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein  Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for details.   Consular Services:  Although services …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel  for details. Consular Services:  …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 22, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 8, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 8, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency.  Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 1, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 1, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive health and security updates and …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 9, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 09, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 6, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 06, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 3, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 03, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 2, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 02, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 1, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 1, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 31, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 31, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 27, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – 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, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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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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Warning – Avoid Nonessential Travel – CDC Travel Notice Level 3, Widespread Ongoing Transmission

  CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the specified countries in Europe, including Switzerland and Lichtenstein. For a full list see:  What countries are included in this notice Europe is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of  respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) . Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease. Travelers should avoid contact with …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath Opens Visit USA Seminar 2017

Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath delivered opening remarks at the Visit USA Seminar on February 1, 2017 in Zürich-Regensdorf.  A total of 375 travel professionals attended the event which featured 54 partners and exhibitors.  Chargé d’Affaires Erath thanked the audience for promoting tourism to the U.S. and thus contributing to the U.S. economy.  She noted …

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Visit USA Seminar Features Ambassador LeVine

On February 4, Ambassador LeVine addressed over 400 officials from the travel and tourism industry from Switzerland, Germany and the United States at the Visit USA Seminar at the Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Center in Regensdorf. Ambassador LeVine highlighted some of the top travel destinations in the United States, including the “two Washingtons” — Washington …

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