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Due to the current situation, the COVID-19 crisis, I contact you today with an update from the Consulate General:
Our intern has just left Canada earlier than planned; he followed the advice to go back to Germany as soon as possible. By now it has now become clear to many people that the crisis has also hit Canada. The Consulate General Vancouver, like our colleagues in Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal and the Honorary Consulates in Edmonton and Calgary, is now working in crisis mode. Among other things, this means that we will reduce our staff presence in the Consulate in order to reduce the risk of mutual infection. Daily fever measurement is now part of our morning routine. Anyone who has an elevated temperature must stay away from the workplace.
Less on-site staff also means that we have to « stretch » our services. We ask our customers to postpone things that are not time-critical. Anyone who feels sick should refrain from visiting the Consulate. Our security personnel are instructed to carry out a « temperature check » by probe for all of our visitors.
At the moment, we have to cancel or at least postpone almost all of the events we have planned.
We hope to be fully operational again in time for our EU Presidency in the second half of this year.
The measures taken serve to maintain the Consulate's ability to work and, last but not least, to protect our guests. I am sure you understand this. We will continue to keep you up to date with our newsletter, via Facebook and our website.
Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Consul General Dr. jur. Klaus Schmidt
Born November 27, 1956 in Würzburg
Married, two children
|1976 - 1981|
|1981||1st State Exam|
|1981 - 1984||Practical Training|
|1984||2nd State Exam|
|1991||PhD (Dr. jur. utriusque)|
|1985 - 2003|
Press and Information Office
Assignments and Entry to the Foreign Office
|1987 - 1988|
|1991 - 1995|
Head of Press and Information Department, Visa and Consular Section
|2003 - 2005|
Head of Division K 01
|2005 - 2008|
|2008 - 2011|
Head of Division 603 and 608
Head of Cultural Section
|2012 - 2015|
Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section
|2015 - 2018|
German Consulate General Chengdu, China