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flag Germany Germany: Entry requirements

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

 

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.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Germany are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, hepatitis A and B, measles, chickenpox, diphtheria, influenza, polio, rabies and tick-borne encephalitis.
For Further Information
German Ministry of Health
Travel Health Advice
The UK government up-to-date travel health advice, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at Foreign travel advice website (The UK Government official source of destination-specific travel information).

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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
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.
For Further Information
Current Travel Warnings of the U.S. State Department
Advice of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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