Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, November 17, 2020

Location: Germany, countrywide

Event: Ongoing Demonstrations across Germany

The U.S. Mission in Germany advises U.S. citizens that there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, predominantly related to German government COVID 19-related restrictions across Germany. These demonstrations may continue in the coming weeks.

As with all such gatherings, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas where there are known demonstrations and exercise caution if you encounter a large gathering or demonstration. We encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and situational awareness, avoid large gatherings, and observe all regulations regarding social distancing and wearing of face coverings. In the event of an emergency, U.S. citizens should contact the Police at 110 or Fire/Ambulance at 112, as appropriate.

 Actions to take:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • 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