Entry requirements

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Entry Requirements

In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions

Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Consult the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (Auswärtiges Amt) 
For Further Information
Consult the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs website 
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

 

Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
None
Tobacco
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. 
Import from EU countries: 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars, 1 kg of tobacco.
Alcohol
1 liter of alcohol (+22%) or 2 liters of sparkling wine, 2 liters of wine. 
Import from EU countries: 10 liters of alcohol (+22%), 20 liters of alcoholic beverages, 90 liters of wine, 110 liters of beer.
Perfume
50 grams of perfume, 250 ml of cologne.
Foreign Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Above 10 000 EUR or equivalent.
Local Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Above 10 000 EUR or equivalent.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
When you go through Customs, present your VAT refund documents. For further information, consult the European Commission website.
Other Requirements
To find out the different regulations concerning air transport, consult the European Commission website.

 

Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No vaccination requirements.
For Further Information
German Ministry of Health 

 

Safety Conditions

Crime
Keep an eye on your personal belongings in restaurants and on public transport. In large cities, avoid the areas around railway stations at night.
Terrorist Risk
As of 2016, the British Foreign Office ranks the risk of terrorism in Germany as 'high'. There is a reinforced police presence outside embassies and in airports.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Not very high. However, there are risks of flooding in the spring.
Traveling Women Conditions
Conditions are the same for both men and women.
For Further Information
Current Travel Warnings of the U.S. State Department 
Advice of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

 

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