As of December 9, Bavaria has implemented new restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19, including additional restrictions on movement and leaving your home, tighter restrictions on the sale of alcohol in public places, and more schools moving to distance learning. For full details refer to https://www.br.de/nachrichten/deutschland-welt/coronavirus-in-bavaria-assistance-in-english,RtO8eS2.
These restrictions will be in place through at least January 5, 2021 and apply in addition to the other, prior Germany-wide restrictions detailed on our webpage.
Curfew in Munich
Additionally, as of December 8, the city of Munich is among the areas surpassing the hotspot threshold of a 7-day incidence of 200, triggering further curfew restrictions. This curfew means that between 9pm and 5am, leaving your home is only permitted for the following reasons: going to work, medical and veterinary emergencies, care of animals, accompanying people in need of support and minors, and (Dec. 24-26only) for participation in a church service. (Note, there is no relaxation of the curfew for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.)
For more information on restrictions in Bavaria refer to https://www.bavaria.by/information-coronavirus/. Also see the German Federal Ministry of Health FAQ Page for the most current information about testing and quarantine regulations.
If you decide to travel to Germany:
- Read the country information page.
- See the U.S. Embassy webpage regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Germany.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
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
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