German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the restrictions on immigration imposed by US President Donald Trump, seeing them as unjustified, her spokesman said.
“The chancellor regrets the entry ban imposed by the US government against refugees and nationals from certain countries,” Steffen Seibert said in a statement.
“She is convinced that even in the necessarily resolute battle against terrorism it is not justified to place people from a certain origin or belief under general suspicion.”
The German government “will now examine the consequences” of the ban for German citizens with dual nationality affected by the decision, he added.
Trump has caused consternation at home and abroad after signing a sweeping executive order on Friday suspending refugee arrivals and barring visas for travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for the next three months.