Information about COVID-19 and Travel to the United States

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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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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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act) on January 21, 2016.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest …

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