Updated Security Alert

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 23, 2019)


Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Updated Security Alert: All Clear in Geneva – Explosion Linked to Electrical Junction Box Failure
Location: Areas surrounding the U.S. Consular Agency Geneva, Rue François-Versonnex 7, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Event: Geneva Police have confirmed that the explosion near the U.S. Consular Agency in Geneva was caused by a fault in an electrical junction box under the sidewalk.  The area has been deemed safe by local police.  The Consular Agency will remain closed for the rest of the day as electrical repairs are made in the area.  The Consular Agency is expected to reopen tomorrow, January 24.
Actions to take: If you had an appointment today at the Consular Agency in Geneva and were unable to attend your scheduled appointment due to this incident, please contact us to reschedule using the Contact Form on our website ch.usembassy.gov
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)·