COVID-19 - Situation in Germany and Hong Kong

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20.03.2020 - Article

Important updates regarding COVID-19 in Germany and Hong Kong

Restricted Visa Services

For the duration of the temporary travel restrictions, the Consulate General can exclusively process applications of the exempted persons (see link). Therefore, we have temporarily suspended the online appointment system. If you do belong to one of the exempted groups and need to travel to Germany, please write an e-mail to info@hongkong.diplo.de to arrange an appointment. Please state your name, place of residence and the period of travel, as well as the exemption group which applies to you.

A temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries including Hong Kong into the EU area is in place (at least until June 15, 2020).

Situation in Germany and travel restrictions

A temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries including Hong Kong into the EU area is in place. It does not apply to German nationals!

The temporary travel restriction foresees exemptions for nationals of all EU Member States and Schengen Associated States for the purposes of returning to their homes. Exceptions are also foreseen for travellers with an essential function or need.

Temporary Restriction on Non-Essential Travel to the EU incl. list of exemptions 

Coronavirus: 5 things travellers to Germany should know (Federal Foreign Office)

Frequently Asked Questions (German Federal Ministry of Interior)

Information on COVID-19 in Germany (German Federal Ministry of Health)

Situation in Hong Kong and travel restrictions

Starting from March 25, the following measures will be implemented:

  • All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or territories will be banned from entering Hong Kong for 14 days.
  • Non-Hong Kong residents arriving in Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macau and Taiwan who have been to overseas countries or territories in the past 14 days will also be banned from entering.
  • All transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended
  • All travellers coming from Macau and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine, which is the same as the arrangements for people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland.

Information on the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong

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