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Message to U.S. Citizens: New Restrictions in Parts of Hessen and Baden-Wurttemberg
December 11, 2020

As of December 11, the German Federal States of Hessen and Baden-Wurttemberg have announced curfews and alcohol restrictions in areas with a high incidence rate of the corona virus. Areas now considered to be in the “black zone” have infection rates of more than 200/100,000 residents over the past seven days.  Monitor your local media to determine whether you are located in one of these areas.

The curfew restricts movement between 9:00pm – 5:00am. Residents are advised that they may only leave their homes during the overnight curfew hours in the event of an emergency or for work-related reasons. Alcohol may not be consumed in public and no alcohol may be sold for immediate consumption on the street.

These rules will be in place until January 10, 2021 or until the incidence of corona cases is reduced to a significantly lower rate for five days straight.  Different jurisdictions are planning to relax the rules over the holidays.  Monitor the local media in your area and follow recommendations and news from the Robert Koch Institute.

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