Germany travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Germany with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Germany.

The pretty town of Bacharach, Germany © Jiuguang Wang - Flickr Creative Commons
The pretty town of Bacharach, Germany © Jiuguang Wang - Flickr Creative Commons

Germany travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Germany with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Germany - quick facts
Flight time 1.5 to 2 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) German
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Germany?

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Germany tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Germany weather

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Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall

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Germany travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Germany from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Germany.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Germany travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Germany with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Germany, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Germany covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Germany with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Germany travel features

Do you want to learn more about Germany? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Germany.

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Germany FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Germany including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Germany due to Covid-19?

Germany is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Germany.

Check out Federal Ministry of Heath, Germany for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Germany?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Germany. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Germany from the UK?

The flight time to Germany from the UK is typically 1.5 to 2 hours.

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What is the time difference between Germany and the UK?

The time difference between Germany and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Germany?

The main language spoken in Germany is German.

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What is the currency in Germany?

The currency in Germany is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Germany?

Germany uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Germany?

They drive on the right side of the road in Germany.

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