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 will enforce regulations.
  • 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 urges U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and to follow all German official health guidance.  Please reference the German Ministry of Interior website here for the latest guidance.

The German health ministry advises that anyone who has been in contact with a person diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, or who has spent time in a risk area, should contact the health office responsible for their location even if they have no symptoms.  You can find the search function for locating the responsible health office here.

Effective March 16, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich have suspended routine consular services.  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

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates