Information About Travel To The United States

Last Updated: May11, 2023 As of 12:01am EDT on May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. See  here  for more information.

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Publication of Final Rule on Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases

. March 28, 2023 Publication of Final Rule on Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases The Department of State is committed to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrant and nonimmigrant travelers. The Department of State published a Final Rule regarding increases to certain nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and the Border Crossing …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022)

  Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern – CDC Testing Order Rescinded (June 13, 2022) Location: Countrywide Event:  As of yesterday, June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a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