Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bern (November 26, 2021) – U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

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Location: Bern, Switzerland

Events: Sunday, November 28, 13.00pm – 17.00pm, approximately 5,000-10,000 demonstrators are expected to gather on the Bundesplatz, awaiting the results of the vote (COVID – Law). The local police will be out in large numbers and blockades will be set up. Traffic will be disrupted around the Bundeshaus during the given hours and following the election results.

Actions to take:        

·         Exercise vigilance and heightened situational awareness over the coming days
·         Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, and transportation hubs
·         Be aware of your surroundings
·         Keep a low profile
·         Be prepared for potential traffic and public transportation disruptions.
·         Monitor local media:

o   https://www.bernerzeitung.ch/ (German)
o   www.swissinfo.ch (English)
o   www.20min.ch (German, French, Italian)

.           Maintain social distancing, follow hygiene requirements, and follow the Swiss crowd limitation requirements
·           Avoid groups that are not following the security requirements and/or local laws
·           Review your personal security plans

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
031 357 70 11 (dialing within Switzerland)
+41 31 357 70 11 (dialing from overseas)
BernACS@state.gov

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)

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health Hotline

+41 58 463 00 00 (staffed 24 hours in German, French, Italian and English)

Switzerland Country Specific Information

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By | 26 November, 2021 | Topics: Alert, Consular Affairs, News, Notification, Security & Emergency Messages | Tags: Europe Travel Alert, Travel Alert, weather

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa – U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia

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By U.S. Embassy Ethiopia | 26 November, 2021 | Topics: Alert, Notification

The security situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart now using commercially available options. Although the Embassy continues to process emergency passports and repatriation loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure if commercial options become unavailable. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis.

U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ethiopia, currently have multiple options via commercial flights from Bole International Airport. If you have difficulty securing a flight or need assistance to return to the United States, please contact AddisACS@state.gov for guidance. The Embassy can also provide a repatriation loan for U.S. citizens who cannot afford at this time to purchase a commercial ticket to the United States. If you are a U.S. citizen and delaying your departure because your non-U.S. citizen spouse or minor children do not have immigrant visas or U.S. passports, please contact us immediately.  Similarly, if you are a non-U.S. citizen parent of a U.S. citizen minor but do not have a valid U.S. visa or other document valid for entry to the United States, please contact us.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Bole International Airport below:

Ethiopian Airlines
Website: http://www.ethiopianairlines.com
Telephone: 251 116179900

Air Djibouti
Website: http://www.air-djibouti.com
Telephone: 251 116160633 or 251 115540094

Badr Airlines
Telephone: 2519 11600705
Website: http://www.badrairlines.com

EgyptAir
Website: http://www.egyptair.com
Telephone: 251 111564494
Email: AddisAbaba_CC@egyptair.com

Emirates
Website: http://www.emirates.com
Telephone: 251 115181818

Flydubai
Website: http://www.Flydubai.com
Telephone: 251 116670157/54

Gulf Air
Website: http://www.gulfair.com
Telephone: 251 115505979/33

Jazeera Airways
Website: http://www.jazeeraairways.com

Kenya Airways
Website: http://www.Kenya-airways.com
Telephone: 251 115525546

Qatar Airways
Website: http://www.qatarairways.com
Telephone: 251 115544638
Email: qraddsales@et.qatarairways.com

Saudia
Website: http://www.saudia.com
Telephone: 0115512637/93

Turkish Airlines
Website: http://www.turkishairlines.com
Telephone: 251 116627781/82
Email: addsales@thy.com

The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas.  U.S. citizens still in country should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and to ensure you can be located in an emergency.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251-111-306-000
+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours)
addisacs@state.gov
https://et.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs:   888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

https://et.usembassy.gov/security-message-commercial-air-availability-from-addis-ababa-12/