Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, July 17, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, July 17, 2020

Location: Germany

Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19

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The U.S. Department of State recommends U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. If you are a U.S. citizen resident in Germany and are considering traveling this summer, we encourage you to check the State Department’s country information page for your destination. The Robert Koch Institute, the German equivalent of the CDC, monitors the severity of the coronavirus outbreak for countries around the world, and publishes a list of countries it has designated as “risk areas.” The German government uses this list to inform its quarantine requirements and other travel restrictions. If you are considering international travel and have questions about quarantine upon return to Germany, you should check with your local health authority.

Some German federal states will allow a passenger to be exempt from the quarantine requirement if they can show a negative molecular biological COVID-19 test. Frankfurt Airport now has a commercial COVID-19 testing center for arriving passengers who wish to be tested. Please note Germany does not require COVID-19 testing as part of its entry procedures.

Appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are available at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich. Additional information and available appointments can be viewed here. If no appointments are available online and you have an immediate need for passport services, please email us directly at one of the addresses provided at the bottom of this message.

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 unable to wear a covering are exempted.

For emergency services, 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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