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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
German Federal Foreign Office
Hotel reservation websites
Contact the Embassy
Contact the German Embassy in the United Kingdom.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

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.
Hotel reservation websites
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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