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Demonstration Alert: Bern (Switzerland), Potential Demonstration by an Environmental Group at Geneva Airport on November 16

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 disruptions, arrive early for their flights, check flight schedules, and plan accordingly.


Actions to Take:
• Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
• Monitor local media for information about specific demonstrations
• Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
• Keep a low profile
• Follow the instructions of local authorities at all times


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)
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