Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 27, 2018)
Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Holiday Security Alert
Location: Liechtenstein and Switzerland countrywide
Event: During the holiday season security measures in Liechtenstein and Switzerland remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.
Actions to take
- Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 357 70 11
+41 31 357 77 77 (after hours)
- 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)
- Switzerland Country Specific Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages
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The most accurate real-time information on security matters is available from Swiss authorities, who have responsibility for the safety and security of all persons in Switzerland.