Security Alert

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


Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Security Alert
Location: Areas surrounding the U.S. Consular Agency Geneva, Rue François-Versonnex 7, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Event: There are reports of an explosion in the area around the Consular Agency. Avoid the area and seek shelter if in vicinity.  Follow advice of security personnel.
Actions to take:
  • If in the area of the incident seek secure shelter
  • Avoid the area(s) of the incident
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times
  • Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations
  • Local media sites include:
  • (English)
  • (German, French, Italian)
  • (German)
  • Keep a low profile
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Always carry a cell phone as a means of communication.
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)·