Demonstration Alert

Location:  Zürich, Switzerland


Events:  Zürich Police have notified the Embassy that a demonstration against U.S. policy in Cuba will occur on Thursday, June 17. The demonstration will begin mid-afternoon in downtown Zürich and culminate in a march to the U.S. Consular Agency in Zürich for a rally to be held from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Zürich Police will be present and closely monitoring the demonstration.


Actions to take:

  • Exercise vigilance and heightened situational awareness over the coming days.
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, and

transportation hubs

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be prepared for potential traffic and public transportation disruptions.
  • Monitor local media:

o (German)

o (English)

o (German, French, Italian)

  • 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)
Switzerland Country Specific Information

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