To protect public health, many countries have put entry restrictions and quarantine measures in place. The German Government is working to ensure that supply chains, and especially international cargo flights, are not interrupted by this.
The Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world.
The solidarity of the members of the Alliance is, particularly in the current situation, one of Germany’s key security policy interests.
In times of crisis, it is crucial that we continue to address urgent issues through international cooperation.
The Council of the European Union has approved the ambitious free trade agreement with Viet Nam. Industrial tariffs can thereby soon be eliminated, and binding high standards for climate change mitigation, employee rights and fair competition will be put in place.
Small arms are lethal: they cause most deaths in armed conflicts. In East Africa, the German Government has been working for more than eight years to combat the proliferation of illegal small arms.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak many countries have imposed travel restriction or taken other steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Travelers can find useful information for trips to Germany here.