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

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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 have reported significant backlogs. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to Wuhan and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.


  • 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)


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