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:
Business trips are associated with special difficulties in times of COVID-19. This does not only apply to the practical problems of implementation, for example due to restricted travel options or special regulations for entry and quarantine. One special regulation that many countries have adapted is an entry declaration prior to travel.