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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.
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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|
|Electricity||C + F plug (230V)|
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Germany tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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The Germany weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Berlin.
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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.
- UK traveller advice for Germany - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Germany - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Germany - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Germany - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Germany - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Germany - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
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
FCDO travel advice
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.
- Vaccines & medicines for Germany - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Germany - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Germany - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
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
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.
- Travellers' health for Germany - Federal Ministry of Heath, Germany
- Coronavirus timeline in Germany - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Germany - German Federal Foreign Office
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.
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.
Flights to Germany
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?
What is the currency in Germany?
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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