For safety and public health concerns in connection with the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Philippine Embassy in Berlin will shorten its opening hours to the public.
Effective Monday, 16 March 2020, the Embassy will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. only from Mondays to Fridays. All public services will continue to be delivered during these hours.
The adjusted schedule will allow both the Embassy’s clients and personnel to avoid the morning and afternoon rush-hour commute.
The Embassy also wishes to provide the following reminders to our clients:
1. Unless extremely necessary, clients are requested to refrain from bringing companions when visiting the Embassy to allow us to manage more efficiently the flow of people in the premises.
2. Those who are feeling unwell or are experiencing some flu or cold-like symptoms (i.e. elevated body temperature, cough, sneezing, fatigue, headache) are also requested to defer their planned visit/ transaction to the Embassy. These thoughtful precautions on your part will help in ensuring the safety of other clients, particularly those who fall under high risk/vulnerable groups.
3. You are encouraged to choose mail-in transactions if possible (i.e. for civil registry and authentication services) to reduce your risk of exposure through travel and to reduce the volume of clients in the premises.
For consular-related inquiries, you may email the Embassy at email@example.com. Please also visit our website, www.philippine-embassy.de and Facebook page (@PHinGermany) for any further information and updates.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Berlin, 14 March 2020