Due to the situation with COVID-19, U.S. consulates in Germany are still only processing emergency appointments regardless of visa category. In order to receive an emergency appointment, employees had to fulfill one of the following criteria:
By means of the proposed legislation, to be taken from the printed matter 19/26891 of the German Bundestag of 23 February 2021, the coalition faction of the CDU/CSU and the SPD present a strategy for the posting of workers to Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a consequence of the Brexit.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 lifted the entry bans on green card applicants and foreign workers imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Accordingly, holders of valid visas will be allowed to enter the U.S. and green cards will be reissued at U.S. consulates worldwide.
The Chinese government has again tightened its entry regulations. All passengers entering China must provide a negative nucleic acid and IgM antibody test starting March 02, 2021. The test date must be no more than 48 hours before departure to China.