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U.S. Embassy Bern – Swiss National Day Message from Chargé d’Affaires Eva Weigold Schultz

Hi – I’m Eva Weigold Schultz, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Bern. To all our Swiss friends and partners – Happy National Day! Today we honor more than 700 years of Swiss democracy, which laid the foundation for other democracies to follow. More than 500 years after the oath on the Rütli, America’s founding fathers were inspired ...
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President Biden Congratulates Swiss President Parmelin on Swiss National Day

Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the United States of America and the American people, I extend my best wishes to the people of Switzerland on your National Day. Switzerland is a good friend and partner to the United States, and I appreciated meeting with you in June to discuss the many areas in which ...
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COVID-19 – FAQ for U.S. Citizens

International commercial flight options currently exist in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Switzerland and Liechtenstein at this time.
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U.S. Passport renewal by mail

Beginning June 6, 2021, U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person. No more travel to the Embassy to renew a passport! Please see below to determine if you ...
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Weather Alert – Severe Flooding

Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Weather Alert – Severe Flooding   Location: Switzerland   Event: Emergency services in numerous cantons across Switzerland are dealing with significant flooding issues. Severe flooding has been reported in Bern, Zurich, Basel, Uri, Vaud, Luzern, and elsewhere throughout Switzerland. Travel routes across the country have been affected. Within Bern, locations near ...
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