A Country Guide to Germany

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Health and Vaccinations

Tetanus: Yes
Typhoid: No
Diptheria: No
Malaria: No
Rabies: No
Hepatitis-A: No
Yellow Fever: No

Health Care

Nationals of all the member nations of European Economic Ares (EEA) are entitled to free emergency medical treatment on the production of European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC has replaced, the now obsolete, Form E111. Health insurance for non-EEA visitors is highly recommended. The emergency telephone number in Germany is 112.

The authorities in Germany strongly advise full travel insurance for all travellers to the country.

Travel Advice

From time to time, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK issues Travel Advisories for visits to Germany. Accordingly, most visits to Germany are trouble-free but the global threat from international terrorism can never be ruled out. Therefore, the travellers should take adequate precautions while visiting the places of tourists’ interest in Germany.

Due to increasing number of arrests of British nationals on the charges of possessing or using counterfeit currency, it is strongly advised to use only authorized banks and/or legitimate Bureaux de Change for currency exchange.

At the time of publishing, this information is correct. However, the travel advice is periodically and rapidly updated. Therefore, all the visitors are advised to contact at the following addresses for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel - 0845 850 2829
Website - www.fco.gov.uk

US Department of State
Website - www.travel.state.gov/travel

Passport and Visa Info

NationalityPassport RequiredVisa RequiredReturn Ticket Required
Other EUNote 1NoNo


Passports are required by the nationals of all countries except the EU nationals holding a valid national ID card and. Such EU nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU Member State, including Germany. Identity can be proved either by a valid a national passport or any valid national identity card.

Passport is valid for at least three months beyond the required length of stay.

Germany is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.


Visas are not required for the nationals of the abovementioned countries for stay up to 90 days.

Note 1: For EU nationals, visas are not required at all.

For Australian, Canadian, and US citizens, visas are not required up to 3 months of touristic stay in the country

The nationals of other countries, not mentioned in the chart above, should contact their local embassy for visa requirements.

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