COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please click here COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN Last updated: 09/09/20 Country-Specific Information:   The measures put in place to address the spread of the coronavirus are subject to change, and we recommend confirming directly with Swiss authorities for the most current information. For more details …

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New Opening Hours – Consular Agency Geneva

Starting November 1, 2020 the Consular Agency will be opened as follows: Monday 10am – 1pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday 8:30am – 11:30am / 1:30pm – 4:30pm Thursday 8:30am – 11:30am / 1:30pm – 4:30pm Friday Closed   Please select your required service on our website and follow the step-by-step instructions. At the end of the process …

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COVID-19 – FAQ

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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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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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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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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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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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