Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 20, 2020) Location:        Bundesplatz, Bern Events:         Planned demonstrations, against ongoing COVID-19 mitigation measures are scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM at the Bundesplatz. It is possible that other unplanned demonstrations also related to the ongoing COVID-19 measures could form at the Bahnofplatz and occur at ...
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COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please click here COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN Last updated: 11/17/2020 Country-Specific Information:   The measures put in place to address the spread of the coronavirus are subject to change, and we recommend confirming directly with Swiss authorities for the most current information. For more details ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 4, 2020)   Location:        Throughout the city of Bern Events: A demonstration, which calls for peace throughout the U.S. election process is planned for November 4–6, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Waisenhausplatz. It is possible that other unplanned demonstrations also related to the U.S. elections ...
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Demonstration Alert

Subject:          Demonstration Alert:  Bern – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Location:        Bern, Kornhausbrücke, Zytglogge, and Bundesplatz Event: Protestors and activists are chaining themselves together and targeting public transit routes, including Kornhausbrücke, Zytglogge, and Bundesplatz. Details are evolving, the groups are moving, and police are on the scene attempting to disperse the crowds. We anticipate traffic disruptions ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Subject:                Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 10, 2020) Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (August 3, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 27, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 20, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 13, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (July 6, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert: COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 22, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please see the ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 19, 2020)

UPDATE: The police activity in central Geneva has ended. The area is once again open for traffic, but expect delays due to the previous road closures. Subject: Security Alert: Increased Police Activity in Geneva – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (19 June 2020)   Location: Jardin Anglais/Mont Blanc Bridge area in central Geneva   Event: ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Department of State and the CDC advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. ...
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Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 12, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Subject: Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location:  Basel, Bern, Zurich, and various other locations in Switzerland (12 June 2020)   Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned over the coming weeks in various locations in Switzerland over concerns about racial discrimination and civil rights in the United States.  Some ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 8, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (June 8, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 29, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Latest update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency.  Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page ...
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Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 5, 2020)

  Subject: Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (June 5, 2020)   Location: Geneva and various other locations in Switzerland   Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned for the next week in various locations in Switzerland over concerns about racial discrimination and civil rights in the United States.  Some events are expected to attract large crowds. ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 22, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 15, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s  COVID-19 information page  and ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)

Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 8, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 1, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (May 1, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 24, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive health and security updates and ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 17, 2020)     Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein     Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 9, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 09, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 6, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 06, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 3, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 03, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 2, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 02, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 1, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 1, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 31, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 31, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 30, 2020) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can ...
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Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 27, 2020)

For all Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy Bern, please  click here  Subject: Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates and to ensure the ...
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Warning – Avoid Nonessential Travel – CDC Travel Notice Level 3, Widespread Ongoing Transmission

  CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the specified countries in Europe, including Switzerland and Lichtenstein. For a full list see:  What countries are included in this notice Europe is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of  respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) . Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease. Travelers should avoid contact with ...
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Closure Alert – Consular Agency Zurich

Subject: Closure Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: U.S. Consular Agency Zurich, Switzerland   Event: The Consular Agency in Zurich will not offer regular public hours from March 16 until April 3.  U.S. citizens requiring assistance can contact the American Citizens Services Unit in U.S. Embassy Bern.  To schedule an appointment, please ...
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Demonstration Alert

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2020 World Economic Forum which will take place January 20 – 24, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 7, 2020)

Subject: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 7, 2020)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein   Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as ...
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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 27, 2019)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 27, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern (November 27, 2019)   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein countrywide   Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Switzerland and Liechtenstein remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout ...
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Demonstration Alert – Geneva Airport

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 15, 2019) Subject: Demonstration Alert for Geneva Airport on November 16, 2019 – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland   Location: Geneva Airport   Event: Media reports indicate a potential demonstration by environmental groups at Geneva Airport starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16.  Travelers should anticipate ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 08, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert for Bern and other locations on November 8, 2019   Location: Bern and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Demonstrators will gather in Bern and possibly other cities on Saturday, November 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (October, 25, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert (October 25, 2019)   Location: Bern and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Kurdish groups have announced plans to demonstrate in downtown Bern on Saturday, October 26, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Planned and unplanned demonstrations ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (October 11, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Zurich, Geneva, and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Kurdish groups and anarchist groups have announced separate plans to demonstrate in Bern, Zurich, and Geneva over the next few days.  Planned and unplanned ...
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Security Alert – for France on July 19, 2019

Subject: Security Alert for France on July 19, 2019   Location: Paris, Marseille, and other major cities including but not limited to Lyons, Montpellier, Nice, and Toulon.   Event: Large gatherings in major French cities are expected on Friday, July 19, 2019 following the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal.  ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert for Geneva on June 29, 2019 i Embassy Bern, Switzerland Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert for Geneva on June 29, 2019   Location: Geneva: Place des Nations and Avenue de Bude   Event: Police expect up to 10,000 demonstrators and counter-demonstrators to gather in Geneva on Saturday, June 29, between 9:00 ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 13, 2019) Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Sion, and Jura, Switzerland (Possibly other cities)   Event: Planned demonstrations related to climate change are expected to take place in a variety of locations around Switzerland on Friday, March 15, 2019 ...
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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 30, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Fribourg/Freiburg, Zurich, Luzern, Geneva, Delemont, Neuchatel, Biel/Bienne, Solothurn, Basel, St. Gallen, Bellinzona, Lausanne   Event: On Saturday, February 2, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Klimastreik Schweiz, Greve du Climat Suisse, and Sciopero per ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 11, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 11, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert   Location: Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland   Event: Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2019 World Economic ...
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Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger (January 9, 2019)

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 9, 2019)   Subject: U.S. Embassy Bern – Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger   Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein Alpine Regions   Event: The Swiss Weather Service and the European Avalanche Warning System report a significant increase in avalanche danger as a consequence of fresh snow ...
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Demonstration Alert: Geneva, Parc de Cropettes to Place des Nations, December 13. 2018

Subject:          Demonstration Alert: Geneva, Parc de Cropettes to Place des Nations, December 13, 2018 Location:        Geneva, Parc de Cropettes to Place des Nations Event:             The U.S. Embassy in Bern informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration by the Geneva Public Service is expected this afternoon, December 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in ...
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Holiday Security Alert

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 ...
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Demonstration Alert for Bern, Zurich and other Cities for Friday, November 9, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (November 9, 2018) Subject:          U.S. Embassy Bern – Bern, Zurich and other Cities for Friday, November 9, 2018                          Location:      Downtown Bern, Zurich and potentially other cities   Event:           Embassy Bern has received reports ...
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Security Alert: Security Alert: Ongoing Security Threat in Baden, Aargau

Subject:          Security Alert: Ongoing Security Threat in Baden, Aargau Location:        Downtown Baden, Aargau Event:             The U.S. Embassy in Bern informs U.S. citizens of a bomb threat in the downtown area of Baden.  U.S. citizens in the area should avoid the area and follow guidance from local authorities. https://twitter.com/Kapo_Aargau According to news reports the downtown ...
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Demonstration Alert for Geneva on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (October 15, 2018) Subject:          U.S. Embassy Bern – Demonstration Alert for Geneva on Tuesday, October 16                          and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Location:        Geneva city center The areas around the Cornavin Train Station and the Mont ...
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Demonstration Alert: For Bern on Saturday September 15, 2018

Location: Bundesplatz and various other locations downtown Bern Event: The March for Life demonstration will take place in the Bundesplatz area from 15:00 to 16:15 on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The authorities suggest counter-protests are expected to take place from 19:00 onward.  Traffic disruptions are anticipated throughout the city on Saturday and clashes may be ...
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Demonstration by Revolutionary Youth Group in Bern today, May 15, 2018

Demonstration by Revolutionary Youth Group in Bern today, May 15, 2018 Location:      Demonstrators are expected to gather in front of the main train station in Bern today, May 15,at 5:00 p.m.  Event:           The demonstration is organized by the Revolutionary Youth Group Bern.  The group plans to protest the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in ...
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Security Alert: May Day Demonstrations and Security Reminder (May 1, 2018)

  Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland – May 1, 2018 Location: Various cities throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein Event: May Day demonstrations are expected in various locations throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein today. Please be alert for potential traffic or public transport delays. Additionally, the U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (April 6, 2018) Subject:          Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, April 7, 2018 Location: Demonstrators are expected to gather in front of the main train station in Bern on Saturday, April 7, between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  They are also expected to march through downtown. Event: The ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 23, 2018) Subject:      Student Demonstrations in Bern and other metropolitan areas throughout Switzerland on Saturday, March 24, 2018 Location:      Demonstrators will gather near the Reithalle/Schützenmatte in Bern on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  They are expected to march through downtown to the Bundesplatz area.  The demonstration ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (March 16, 2018) Subject:          Demonstration in Bern on Saturday, March 17, 2018 Location:        Demonstrators will gather at Bundesplatz, Bern, and will march towards the U.S. Embassy located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19. Similar demonstrations may take place in other major cities throughout Switzerland. Event:             The demonstration ...
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Security Alert – Train Station Bomb Threat – March 2, 2018

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland – March 2, 2018 Location: Bern Bahnhof Main Train Station Event: Bern Police are responding to a bomb threat in the vicinity of the train station.  One person has been arrested and the authorities are in the process of clearing the area.  Train and tram disruptions are ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (February 2, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (February 2, 2018) Location:  Old Town Bern, Waisenhausplatz Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2.00pm.  The Swiss-Palestinian cooperation group intends to demonstrate against the U.S. Government’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. Actions to Take: ...
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 22, 2018)

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 22, 2018) Location:  Switzerland and Liechtenstein Alpine Regions Event:  The Swiss Weather Service and the European Avalanche Warning System report that the avalanche danger is high over widespread areas in the mountainous regions of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Some parts of the region have reached a level ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 12, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland (January 12, 2018) Location:  Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Davos, and possibly other cities in Switzerland – monitor local media for confirmed locations and times. Event:  Planned and unplanned demonstrations are expected to take place in a variety of locations in the lead up to the 2018 World Economic ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017 A planned demonstration is expected to take place in Geneva on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in response to the recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Reports suggest ‎the demonstrators plan to meet at Hotel President ...
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Worldwide Caution, December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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European Travel Alert, November 17, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible demonstrations in Bern, November 9th to November 13th, 2017

November 9, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible demonstrations in Bern from November 9th to November 13th, 2017 Postings on social media are calling for demonstrations from November 9th to November 13th, 2017, in response to the Migration Summit that will be held in Bern this Sunday and Monday.  The demonstrations are expected to ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 28

October 27, 2017 A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 5:00pm in the vicinity of the Bärengraben in Bern (Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern).  This demonstration coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Reitschule (Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern). Two unrelated demonstrations are also scheduled for Saturday, one is planned for ...
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United States Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern, October 14

October 13, 2017 A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 4:00 pm in the vicinity of the Käfigturm in Bern (Marketgasse 67, Bern).  Social media postings are calling for an ’Antifascist’ demonstration.  The police are unable to predict the number of demonstrators who may participate. Additionally, there is ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bern October 6, 2017

A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7:30pm onward in the vicinity of the Zytglogge in Bern (Marktgasse, Altstadt).  The demonstration by the “Revolutionary Youth Group Berne” is to mark the 10th anniversary of the “Schande von Berne,” a large scale demonstration that resulted in multiple injuries and property ...
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Global Entry Program Enrollment Event in Bern, Geneva, and Zurich

Global Entry Program Enrollment Event in Bern, Geneva, and Zurich The U.S. Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be in Switzerland from November 27 to December 8 to conduct the in-person enrollment interviews for anyone eligible for Global Entry . What is Global Entry? Global Entry is a program ...
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Europe Travel Alert, August 31, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness Message for U.S. Citizens: Bern Ouest Pride Festival

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Awareness: Bern Ouest Pride Festival Friday, 25 August 2017 As part of the Bern Ouest Pride Festival, there will be numerous events in downtown Bern this weekend.  The largest crowds are expected for the Parade on Saturday, August 26, that will end at the Bundesplatz at approximately 4:15 p.m.  For ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations August 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert August 14, 2017 Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 14, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the main train station in Bern and then possibly move to the Bundesplatz or in the direction of the U.S. Embassy. The Young Socialist Party (JUSO) intends to protest ...
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Security Message: Update as of July 26, 2017

Police report that the suspect in the Schaffhausen attack has been arrested and is in custody.  All movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted.   Contact the U.S. Embassy Bern in Switzerland, located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19, 3007 Bern at +41 31 357 70 11. Call +41 31 357 77 77 for after-hours emergency assistance. Call ...
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Security Message: UPDATE – Major Police Operation in Schaffhausen July 24, 2017

While some of the movement restrictions in Schaffhausen have been lifted, the media is reporting that the suspected perpetrator of the security incident has not yet been detained.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  Continue to follow local media for further information.  Always heed the instructions of local authorities. Review your personal security plans; remain ...
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Security Message: Major Police Operation in Schaffhausen – July 24, 2017

The media is reporting a major police operation is underway in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen following a reported incident involving an unknown perpetrator and a chainsaw.  Follow local media for further information.  Always heed the instructions of local authorities. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations July 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Demonstration Alert July 14, 2017 Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bahnhofsplatz in Bern.  The demonstrators intend to express solidarity with the G20 demonstrators. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid demonstrations or ...
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Summer Travel Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security going into the travel season this summer.  Terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Europe.  European authorities continue to warn of additional attacks on ...
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Europe Travel Alert, May 1, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Europe Travel Alert, November 21, 2016

  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  EUROPE:  Credible information indicates terrorist groups such as ISIL/Da’esh, and al-Qa’ida and affiliates ...
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