Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! Click here for an Insta TV video with information about voting from Germany! October 5, 2020, is the deadline in some states to register to vote and request a ballot for the November 2020 elections.  Whether you are a …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Mission to Germany (September 4, 2020) 

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Mission to Germany (September 4, 2020)  Location: Throughout Germany  Event: Germany-wide Warning Day on September 10 at 11:00 a.m.  On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., all 16 federal states will test their government warning system, including warning devices such as city sirens and loudspeaker trucks.  A test notification will also be sent out through the German government warning …

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COVID-19 Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates. → Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on visa issues related to COVID-19 COVID-19 Information Last updated:  09/18/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Germany due to COVID-19. The German CDC-equivalent, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), provides daily updates in German and English on the number reported cases, fatalities, and recoveries. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, July 23, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, July 23, 2020 Location: Germany Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates. The U.S. Department of State recommends U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, June 18, 2020 

Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich can offer a very limited number of appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. We are not able to provide notarial services at this time.   Social distancing measures have been implemented at the Embassy and Consulates across Mission Germany.  Any person entering a consular section in Mission Germany will be required to wear a face covering; children under six years old and those …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, June 10, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, U.S. citizens may still drop off paper voting forms or ballots to be mailed to the United States. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, or professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, May 15, 2020 

The German government, in coordination with the German states, is considering easing border restrictions with its neighbors.  Please note, however, that most travel restrictions related to entry into the country remain in place.  U.S. citizens are reminded to follow all German federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  The federal government has provided a useful English-language FAQ covering the current public health and travel restrictions. 

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, May 7, 2020

The German government, in coordination with the German states, continues to ease movement restrictions and reopen some businesses.  U.S. citizens are reminded to follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  The federal government has provided a useful English-language FAQ covering the current public health and travel restrictions.   

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German mask regulations, state by state

Baden-Württemberg: wearing a mask will be mandatory in shops and when using public transportation as of Monday, April 27. Even a simple face cover will contribute to delaying the spread of the virus, said Minister President Winfried Kretschmann. Bavaria : citizens will be required to cover their noses and mouths as of April 27 on public transportation, on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2020  Location: Germany  Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19  Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany.  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.  International commercial flight options currently exist from Germany. Today, April 6, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 3, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 3, 2020   Location: Germany  Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19  Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany.  Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates.  International commercial flight options currently exist from Germany.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 2, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 2, 2020  Location: Germany  Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19  Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany. 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.  Direct flights remain available from Frankfurt on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 1, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 1, 2020  Location: Germany  Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19  Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany.  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.  On March 28, the German government announced that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 31, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 31, 2020  Location: Germany  Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19  Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany.  Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates.  U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States should do so immediately.  Condor, United Airlines and Lufthansa still have some …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 30, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 30, 2020 Location: Germany Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States should do so immediately.  Direct flights from Munich to the United States ended on Saturday, March 28, 2020, until further notice.  There are still direct flights to the United States from …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2020 Location: Germany Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany. 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. U.S. citizens who are considering …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 26, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 26, 2020 Location: Germany Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany. Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements immediately.  Currently, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 25, 2020 Location: Germany Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Germany.  On March 22, the German government imposed further restrictions on public life for at least two weeks.  The restrictions include: No public gatherings (more than two persons) are permitted.  Police at the state level …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, March 20, 2020 Location: Germany Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Germany. On March 20, 2020, the State of Bavaria announced state-wide movement restrictions starting midnight March 20 and running for a period of two weeks, ending April 3. Further movement restrictions across …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany – March 19, 2020 Location:  Germany Event: The German Health Ministry has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany. On March 14, 2020, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany – March 16, 2020 Location:  Germany Event: Due to reduced staffing, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich. The Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) recommends against unnecessary travel to Germany and the   U.S. Department of State urges all U.S. citizens …

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Presidential Proclamation: Travel from Schengen to the United States

In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen zone. The restrictions do …

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Have you recently traveled to China?

We strongly encourage all visa applicants who have traveled to, or who are intending to travel to, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, to reschedule their visa interview appointment so it falls more than 14 days after their departure from the PRC, excluding the Special …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany

For the latest information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here . Location: Germany, countrywide Event:  On January 30th the German Ministry of Health announced four confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Germany. CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice . U.S. government personnel are advised to defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus. At …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany (January 7, 2020)

Location: Germany, countrywide 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 U.S. Mission in Germany will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Remember: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizen: Holiday Security Alert 2019

Location: Germany, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Germany remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Location: Oberursel, Germany; in the vicinity of downtown Oberursel Event: The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt advises U.S. citizens of the need for vigilance and to maintain awareness in the vicinity of downtown Oberursel. On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, there was a domestic incident involving non-U.S. citizens in the vicinity of downtown Oberursel. The suspected individual …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Düsseldorf, Germany

Location: Cologne; in the area of the City Center  (For a map of the proposed routes: https://koeln.polizei.nrw/sites/default/files/2019-10/Karte%20Aufzug%2019.%20Oktober.pdf ) Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, October 19 in Cologne. Two rallies will start at 11:00 on Chlodwigplatz and on Ebertplatz. The two parades will take different routes and merge on Hohenzollernring. The event is expected …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance

U.S. Consulate General, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance July 1, 2019 The Consulate alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt am Main, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance in the vicinity of the European Central Bank and Hafenpark.  The German authorities will disarm and dispose of the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance April 11, 2019   The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance at two locations in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main.  Authorities discovered ordnance at a site near …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate Frankfurt, Germany

Location: City Center, Frankfurt, Germany The rally has two starting points and will join together half way through and continue as a one demonstration: Route1: Opernplatz – Taunusanlage – Kaiserstrasse – Moselstrasse – Karlstrasse – Mainzer Landstrasse Route 2: Bockenheimer Warte – Senckenberg-Anlage – Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage – Mainzer Landstrasse. Both rallies merge at Platz der Republik …

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U.S. Consulate Munich – Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger

Weather Alert – High Avalanche Danger   Location:  Bavaria, Germany   Event: The Bavarian Avalanche Warning System has raised the avalanche risk level to 4 (high) due to a significant increase in fresh snow and strong winds.  Avalanches can be released very easily and large natural avalanches are to be expected.  Falling trees may pose …

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Security Alert: U.S. Mission Germany

Location:  Germany, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Germany remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany/U.S. Consulate General Dusseldorf, Germany

Location: Various locations throughout Germany Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to: In the area of Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz, Mitte neighborhood in Berlin, Germany In the area around the Cologne Central Mosque, central Cologne, and possibly throughout the downtown area in Cologne, Germany Event: The U.S. Embassy and its Consulates are aware …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the Wiesbaden City Center. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday, 19 August 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm (13:00). According to media reports, several groups will participate in advance of the upcoming Hessen state elections. Other groups have called for a countermarch. Actions to Take: Avoid the …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2018)

Location: Downtown Muenster, North Rhein-Westphalia Event: Media report multiple casualties resulting from a van attack in downtown Muenster.  Local authorities are asking everyone to avoid the area. Actions to Take: •        Avoid the area. •        Monitor local media for updates. •        Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018   A Message to U.S. Citizens from Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon   You spoke and we listened!  Beginning January 10, the State Department is changing the way it communicates with you by making it easier to access clear, timely, and …

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