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

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

Location: Germany 

EventMessage to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 

Please share this message with other U.S. citizens currently in Germany. 

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On March 28, the German government announced that social distancing measures will stay in effect until at least April 20th (April 19th for Bavaria). The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to follow all German official health guidance. Please reference the German Ministry of Interior website here for the latest guidance. The restrictions include: 

  • No public gatherings of more than two persons are permitted (in Bavaria, persons must be from the same household). Police at the state level will enforce regulations. 
  • When in public, distance of at least 1.5 meters should be maintained wherever possible between all persons other than those living in the same household. 
  • Travel to work, emergency care, shopping for groceries/essentials, doctor visits, and individual outdoor exercise are all permitted activities. 
  • Restaurants may only deliver or provide take-out. 
  • Personal hygiene services (hairdressers, beauty salons, massage studios, tattoo studios, etc.) are closed. 
  • Businesses deemed as essential must adhere to distance and hygiene standards. 

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich have suspended routine consular services until further notice. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please contact the Embassy or appropriate Consulate General. 


U.S. Embassy Berlin
+49-30-8305-0 (business hours)
+49-30-8305-0 (after hours) 

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt
+49-69-7535-0 (business hours)
+49-69-7535-0 (after hours) 

 U.S. Consulate General Munich
+49-89-2888-580 (business hours)
+49-89-2888-0 (after hours) 

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
Country Information – Germany
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