Information on visa applications, entry to Germany and quarantine regulations

25.02.2021 - Article

Before submitting your application, learn under which circumstances entry to Germany is possible.

Important information

Travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic

Travel restrictions apply when entering Germany from the United States. Entry is only permitted for a few narrow exceptions. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary can be found here

Decisions on entry are made on a case-by-case basis and are at discretion of the German Federal Police. The German Missions in the United States have no authority in making decisions on entry to Germany.

Mandatory testing and quarantine regulations

A summary of the current quarantine regulations and testing requirements can be found here

Applying for a visa

Visa applications will only be accepted or visas issued as an exception if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. Due to the pandemic, the German Missions in the U.S. can only provide a limited number of appointments. Please schedule an appointment only if you are exempted from the travel restrictions.


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