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12.11.2020 Thailand

New entry requirements for Thailand

There is a new process for all travelers to Thailand to obtain the Certificate of Entry for the flight. This can be requested online via the website https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/. The prerequisite is that you have already received the visa, as this must be uploaded, among other things.

According to the embassy, ​​the entire process takes 2-3 working days until the traveler receives the Certificate of Entry.

Another new feature is that a Health Declaration Form must be presented at check-in (T.8 form).

Here you finden the Form.

03.11.2020 China

Corona tests for China

ALL passengers to China with travel date 6.11. or later must submit a negative PCR test and a negative IgM antibody test to the consulate for verification before departure (only the test variants mentioned in the Chinese declaration are accepted, i.e. as a corona test the PCR and as an antibody test the IgM). Both tests may be max. 48 hours before boarding. They are to be sent as a scan together with a scan of the data page of the passport and a scan of the Health Declaration Form for Travel (= not identical to that of the visa application) to the responsible consulate by email. Travelers then receive a verification that must be printed out and presented at boarding (together with the test results). Otherwise the flight will not be possible.

If the passenger does not travel to China directly from Germany, the tests must be carried out in Germany and in the last transit country before entering China.

Important: Even passengers who have themselves tested in the Centogene test centers at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports are no longer exempt from the obligation to verify the result as before!

Here you find the necessary Form.

The email addresses of the Chinese diplomatic missions in Germany are as follows:

Chinese Embassy:
test_deu[at]outlook.com

Chinese Consulate in Hamburg:
hhchgk.test[at]gmail.com

Chinese Consulate in Munich:
konsular.muc[at]gmail.com

Chinese Consulate in Frankfurt am Main:
frankfurt_test[at]outlook.com

Chinese Consulate in Düsseldorf:
test_dus[at]outlook.com

27.10.2020 Angola, Myanmar, Japan, Iraq

Holidays in November

Due to holidays or other reasons the following embassies and/or consulates will be closed in November (in case not otherwise stated this is always nationwide):
 

  • 02.11. + 11.11.2020: Angola
  • 02.11. - 06.11.2020: Iraq (Frankfurt)
  • 03.11. + 23.11.2020: Japan (Hamburg)
  • 27.11. - 30.11.2020: Myanmar
15.10.2020 Japan

Visa for Japan

As announced by the Embassy of Japan in Berlin, temporary business visas are currently issued for up to 90 days.

Under the following link you will find an overview of the documents required for this as well as the applicable regulations on entry and quarantine.

https://www.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/konsular_InformationenCoronavirus_VisaBusiness.html

08.10.2020 Saudi Arabia

Visa for Saudi-Arabia

The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin announced that business visas for Saudi Arabia can be applied for again since October 5th, 2020. At the moment there are only appointments available at VFS in Berlin for Mondays and Thursdays, only in the morning.

The necessary invitations must be addressed to the embassy in Berlin. The embassy only accepts invitations that were issued after September 15, 2020.

A negative Covid-19 test should not be older than 48 hours before the flight to KSA takes place.

30.09.2020 USA

Visa fee already paid

We have received the following information regarding visa fees that have already been paid:

"The US Mission in Germany is aware that many applicants have paid the processing fee for the visa application and are still waiting to make a visa appointment. We are working hard to resume all routine visa processes as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, we assure you that the US representation will extend the validity of your payment (the so-called MRV fee) up to December 31, 2021 in order to give all applicants who were unable to arrange a visa appointment due to the suspension of routine consular operations the opportunity to arrange a visa appointment and/or attend one with the fee already paid. Please continue to monitor this page for information on when we will return to routine visa operations. "

23.09.2020 Myanmar, China, Korea (South)

Holidays in October

Due to holidays or other reasons the following embassies and/or consulates will be closed in October (in case not otherwise stated this is always nationwide):
 

  • 01.10. - 05.10.2020: China
  • 09.10.2020: Korea (South) (Frankfurt)
  • 29.10. - 02.11.2020: Myanmar
11.09.2020 Guinea

Entry only with a negative COVID19 test

 

A negative COVID19 test must be presented upon entry, which must not be older than 72 hours.

11.09.2020 Ghana

Entry only with a negative COVID19 test

A negative COVID19 test must be presented upon entry, which must not be older than 72 hours.

07.09.2020 Angola

Bank holiday in September

On September 17 and 18, 2020, the Angolan embassy will be closed due to a public holiday.

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