Demonstration Alert

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland

Location:        Bern, Switzerland
Liestal, Switzerland

Events:         Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021 beginning at noon to 6.00pm, Bundesplatz, Bern and noon to 6.00pm, in Liestal.  The demonstrators intend to protest against ongoing COVID-19 mitigation measures.

 Actions to take:        

  • Exercise caution
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, and transportation hubs
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Monitor local media:

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  • Maintain social distancing, follow hygiene requirements, and follow the Swiss crowd limitation requirements
  • Avoid groups that are not following the security requirements and/or local laws
  • Review your personal security plans

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)

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health Hotline
+41 58 463 00 00 (staffed 24 hours in German, French, Italian and English)
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