Dear members, partners & friends,

We hope you can join us for the monthly YP Stammtisch on July 14th @ 7PM. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

We know many of you have travel on your mind: we have updated our summary of travel guidelines and restrictions and added information regarding the Covid-19 fast PCR testing site at Frankfurt Airport. As always, please double check all the information we provide before making plans -- guidelines change quickly these days. Also, if you are curious about the infection rates in Germany -- broken down by counties, check out the interactive map compiled by ZEIT Online.

Enjoy summer and stay healthy.

Emily Westhoven
Executive Director
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July Stammtisch! What's your Dream Travel Destination?
This time, the Stammtisch organizers are planning the Stammtisch to  include virtual Google map tours (using Street View and the Pegman) through your dream vacation or travel destination (post pandmic!): It's vacation time -- where you do you dream to go, if you can't right now?

Sit back, relax and zoom with the YPs -- everyone welcome! Please register to receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link prior to the Stammtisch.

Date  :  Tuesday, July 14
Time  : 7PM to 8PM
In the News | Pressespiegel
As seen in
Local university leaders blast new rules for international students
July 8, 2020
" Local universities and college leaders and advocates have come out against new federal guidance affecting international students. Higher education leaders said the new guidance could disrupt international students’ education and research, and harm campuses during an already difficult time for the sector. "

As seen in
Walsh: Boston moving into Phase 3 of reopening amid coronavirus with ‘caution and confidence'
July 10, 2020
"Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Friday that Boston will move into the third phase of its reopening Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic with “both caution and confidence,” and that city officials will continue monitoring public health data as venues such as gyms are permitted to open their doors again."

As seen in
Merkel looks east as ties fray between Germany and U.S.
July 7, 2020
" As Germany reappraises its longstanding reliance on the United States amid growing tensions with Washington over  security  and  trade , there is less doubt among the country’s leaders about the necessity to reenergize its partnership with China, Germany’s largest trading partner. "

Gelesen im
Coronavirus-Karte für Deutschland
aktualisiert am 10 Juli 2020
" Wie sich das Coronavirus in Ihrer Region ausbreitet. ZEIT ONLINE sammelt alle bestätigten Corona-Infektionen in Deutschland. Recherchieren Sie hier die ständig aktualisierte Lage in allen 401 Stadt- und Landkreisen. "

Open Position
The Goethe-Institut Boston is seeking to hire a part-time Maintenance Technician
(20 hours/week):

Responsibilities include maintaining buildings and installations, management of inventory and office supplies, regular monitoring of safety, functionality and cleanliness of the building and facilities, management of cleaning company, event set-up and support for IT infrastructure. Start date Fall 2020. German language skills a plus!

Travel (Updated 7/10)
As you may be thinking about summer travel plans, we compiled a few guidelines and restrictions that are in place. Please note that this may change at any time and please always refer to the most updated information issued by the respective countries.

Travel to Germany:
  • The German government, in coordination with the German states, has announced the easing of border restrictions with neighboring countries. On June 15, travelers already within the Schengen Zone will be able to travel more freely into Germany.
  • At this time, airlines are resuming additional direct flights between the United States and Germany. Please note: travel restrictions are still in effect for travel from the United States to Germany. (Source: U.S. Embassies & Consulates in Germany)
  • U.S. citizens who are not residents of the EU and do not fall into one of several narrow exceptions will be denied entry to Germany. Travelers should be prepared for the possibility that additional travel restrictions will be implemented with little or no advance notice. (Source: U.S. Embassies & Consulates in Germany)
  • In case you enter Germany from abroad and have been in a risk area* for 14 days prior to entry, generally, a 14- day quarantine is mandatory. Exceptions are possible in the case of a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 for a maximum of 48 hours before entry or after entry. Travellers from EU countries, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Germany unless their entry is from a country with a high infection rate* and the corresponding regulation of the federal state** requires this. (Source: Robert Koch Institut)
  • UPDATE 7/1: As of July 1, the European Union announced the lifting of travel restrictions for some non-E.U. countries (see text here) but restrictions remain in place for the United States. (Source: U.S. Embasssies & Consulates in Germany)
  • UPDATE 7/10: *The Robert Koch Institut has determined that the entire U.S. is considerend a country with a high infection rate, and does not exclude certain states (as it did previously) from that listThe list ist being updated daily.

T ravel to U.S. from Europe
  • Foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States:
  • European Schengen area Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions who have been in one of the countries listed above in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States through one of 15 airports
  • After arriving to the United States from one of these countries, CDC recommends that travelers stay home and monitor their health for 14 days. (Source: CDC) UPDATE 6/26: Executive Order "Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak"
Covid-19 Testing at Frankfurt Airport
Lufthansa has partnered with Centogene to offer fast PCR Corona tests. The test, certified by the relevant health authorities in Germany, only requires a throat swab and provides results within six hours. The test results are delivered via an app link.

Location : Frankfurt Airport between Terminal 1 and the long-distance railway station (ICE Bahnhof)
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration : via at
Cost : Standard Process : 59€ incl. VAT – Results within  6 hours  after sample receipt in >98% of cases
Express Process : 139€ incl. VAT – Results within  3 hours  after sample receipt in >98% of cases
For an additional charge of 9€, there is the option to add identity verification on to your purchase. Your identification details, including your passport number/travel document details, will be included on the medical report - verifying that the test results belong to you and have not been tampered with.
Young Professionals
Would you like to become a Mentor?
The  GABC YP Mentoring Program  brings together young and experienced professionals in purposeful, mutually rewarding relationships and involves engagement of both parties in exchanging ideas, discussing progress and setting goals for further development. The GABC YP mentorship program is looking for mentors in general , but also in particular to match with two GABC YP  Mentees.

Mentors needed with the following background:

  • chemical engineering with a higher degree and now works in the Healthcare sector, preferably in drug development for a mentee who just started his career
  • management consulting with focus on energy sector or experienced energy sector professional with network in the US.

If you are interested to provide mentorship in general or for one of the above mentees, please send an email to .
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If you are in the Metro Boston area, sick at home, alone and not able to go out to buy groceries, get to the pharmacy or are "stuck" in some other kind of way, reach out to the GABC YP Helpline . They may be able to assist you with a run to the store or assist in other ways.

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