Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Event: On March 13, 2020 the Federal Council provided the following information:

  • With immediate effect, Switzerland is temporarily reintroducing border controls at all of its borders.  U.S. citizens entering Switzerland will have to present a valid U.S. passport.
  • The Federal Council recommends that the public, particularly people over 65 years of age and anyone showing symptoms of illness, avoid taking public transportation.
Actions to Take:  

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of     contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

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)