COVID-19 Information

Updated February 26, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Germany has 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. All 18 individuals are currently in hospital isolation. Some international trade shows have been cancelled or rescheduled out of an abundance of caution. Entry and Exit Requirements: Germany has not implemented any travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 …

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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

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 this time, no hospitals or clinics in Germany are reported closed or …

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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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