Demonstration Alert

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
Location: Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland
Event: Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2020 World Economic Forum which will take place January 20 – 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.  The Embassy is aware of the following demonstrations but there may be others:
–         Lucerne on Saturday, January 11
–         Bern on Saturday, January 18
–         Landquart to Davos, January 19-21 (Demonstration-Hike)
–         Zurich on Wednesday, January 22
Other dates/locations are possible, monitor local media for more information.
Actions to take: – Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
– Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations
– Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
– Keep a low profile
– Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times
Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
031 357 70 11 (dialing within Switzerland)
+41 31 357 70 11 (dialing from overseas)

State Department
Bureau of Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada)
+1-202-501-4444 (from other countries)·