COVID-19 Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates. → Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on visa issues related to COVID-19 COVID-19 Information Last updated:  09/18/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Germany due to COVID-19. The German CDC-equivalent, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), provides daily updates in German and English on the number reported cases, fatalities, and recoveries. ...
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Berlin Senate Approves List of Fines and Extends Measures to Contain Coronavirus

The Berlin Senate today decided to extend measures to contain the coronavirus. The SARS-CoV-2 Containment Measures Ordinance has been extended up to, and including, April 19, 2020. The new ordinance goes into effect April 3, 2020. In a special session, the Berlin Senate agreed upon the following amendments to the ordinance: It is not permitted ...
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Brandenburg Listing of Fines Now in Force

(Potsdam) In the fight against the coronavirus, the Brandenburg state’s Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher and Interior Minister Michael Stübgen explained the catalogue of fines which entered into force on Thursday, April 2. It will be used to fine violations of the Containment Measures Ordinance; the legal basis for this is the Infection Protection Act. Health ...
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Mission Germany Change in Operations due to COVID-19

The U.S. Mission to Germany has limited their operations as of March 16, 2020. This includes all consular operations in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich. Reduced levels of staff will perform necessary diplomatic functions. Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa processing will continue to be available. The U.S. Mission to Germany is committed to protecting the health ...
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Presidential Proclamation: Travel from Schengen to the United States

In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen zone. The restrictions do ...
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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ...
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