Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Swiss holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Swiss holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure

In 2021, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure
Date Day Holiday Country
December 24, 2020 Thursday Christmas Eve Swiss / U.S.
December 25, 2020 Friday Christmas Day Swiss / U.S.
January 1, 2021 Friday New Year's Day Swiss / U.S.
January 2, 2021 Saturday Saint Berchtold Swiss
January 18, 2021 Monday Martin Luther King Day U.S.
February 15, 2021 Monday President's Day U.S.
April 2, 2021 Friday Good Friday Swiss
April 5, 2021 Monday Easter Monday Swiss
May 13, 2021 Thursday Ascension Day Swiss
May 24, 2021 Monday Whit Monday Swiss
May 31, 2021 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 18, 2021 Friday Juneteenth U.S.
July 5, 2021 Monday Independence Day (observed) U.S.
September 6, 2021 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 11, 2021 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 1, 2021 Monday All Saint's Day Swiss
November 11, 2021 Thursday Veterans Day U.S.
November 22, 2021 Monday Zibelemärit Swiss
November 25, 2021 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 24, 2021 Friday Christmas Day Swiss,U.S.
December 31, 2021 Friday New Year's Day U.S.