30 June 2020
The Irish Authorities continue to advise against all non-essential travel overseas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issues and regularly updates travel advice for a large number of countries across the globe, including for Germany which can be viewed here. It also includes information on necessary steps when entering Ireland.
We advise all Irish citizens in Germany to register their details with us so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency. You can register online at the following link www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration/
Please remember to carry official ID with you at all times and to carry your Anmeldung if resident in Germany.
All States in Germany have made it compulsory to wear masks in certain public areas, notably shops, public transport and work places where distances of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.
Consulate General appointments system
In order to continue contributing to containment efforts and to ensure continuity of our consular services, the Consulate General is operating with reduced on-site staffing. Our phone lines remain open at normal times but the Consulate General is operating strictly on an appointment only basis. Individuals with symptoms of Covid 19, who have had contact with a confirmed case or who returned from a high risk area should not come to the Consulate General.
Appointments must be made in advance by phoning us on +49 (0)69 5095 48400 or visiting the Contact Us page on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that these arrangements may be subject to change depending on developments.
Our out of hours duty service also continues as normal and Irish citizens who require urgent assistance can call +49 (0)30 220720 and leave a message on the answering machine outside of normal working hours. Out of hours duty is operated on a shared basis between the Irish Embassy in Berlin and Consulate Genereal in Frankfurt.
Postponement of events
We have taken the decision to postpone all events at the Consulate General for the foreseeable future. Whilst unfortunate, this decision was taken on health & well-being grounds and we would hope to be in position to convene these events at later dates.
We will hold digital events in the coming weeks with a digital book-club of Úna-Minh Kavanagh's novel "Anseo" on 1 July, more details of which can be found here