Note that consular posts have continued to be closed during the pandemic. There are certain exceptions for emergency appointments for, e.g. physicians providing services in the United States to combat COVID-19 in which case the embassies will allow interviews in very limited circumstances. Embassies/Consulates have indicated they will begin their services anew soon while others have started scheduling visa appointments. Re-openings, of course, depend upon country conditions. However, it is possible to email certain consulates for emergency needs for those with an urgent need to travel immediately such as those healthcare workers mentioned above.