U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations July 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
Demonstration Alert

July 14, 2017

Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bahnhofsplatz in Bern.  The demonstrators intend to express solidarity with the G20 demonstrators.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid demonstrations or protests and exercise caution around large gatherings.

Monitor local media reports, follow directions from local officials, and take appropriate actions.

For further information:

  • In case of emergency, contact the U.S. Embassy Bern in Switzerland, located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern at +41 31 357 70 11, Monday to Friday 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Call +41 31 357 77 77 for after-hours emergency assistance.
  • Call us in Washington at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • See the State Department’s travel website for Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.