ETIAS for Germany

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Requirements to enter Germany from the UK

British citizens do not need a visa for short trips to Germany. Tourists and business travellers with a valid UK passport can spend up to 90 days in Germany without a visa.

From plugin:content-inject, however, they will need to register with the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). ETIAS is a new visa waiver for Europe. It will be mandatory to go to Germany from the United Kingdom.

ETIAS will make Germany an even safer destination for tourists and residents. It will screen foreigners entering the country without a visa, helping to identify security threats.

UK passport holders can already apply for ESTA for the US and the Canadian eTA. ETIAS is the European equivalent.

When will ETIAS be necessary to travel from the UK to Germany?

ETIAS for Germany will be operational from November 2023. There will be a short implementation period, after which the visa waiver will become mandatory.

UK passport holders will need to apply for ETIAS travel authorisation online before visiting Germany, or another country in the Schengen zone. Tourists, transit passengers, and business travellers will be eligible.

ETIAS for Germany will be valid for:

  • Up to 3 years, or until the passport expires (whichever happens first)
  • Multiple trips to Germany or other EU countries
  • Trips of up to 90 days per 180-day period

How to apply for ETIAS for Germany

UK passport holders will apply for ETIAS for Germany online. They will need:

  • Valid UK passport
  • Email address
  • Debit or credit card

British nationals will complete an electronic application form with:

  • Personal information
  • Passport data
  • Travel information
  • Safety and security information

To finalise the request, British applicants will pay the ETIAS for Germany processing fee using a debit or credit card.

Travellers who meet the ETIAS requirements for Germany receive the approved visa waiver by email.

Travel to Germany after Brexit

Rules for travelling between the UK and Germany changed when the United Kingdom left the European Union.

British citizens can still visit Germany without a visa after Brexit. However, visa-free stays are now limited to 90 days per 180-day period.

There are some other ways in which travelling between the UK and Germany has changed since Brexit:

  • British passports must be valid for at least 6 months and cannot be more than 10 years old
  • Passengers from the UK can no longer use EU border gates when entering Germany
  • Proof of funds or onwards travel could be required on arrival in Germany
  • Citizens of the UK need a visa to work in Germany or stay longer than 3 months

Passengers travelling from the UK to Germany after Brexit may also be affected by changes to medical care and mobile roaming charges.

British tourists should check all the latest information.

Information about Germany

Germany is a popular European destination for British holidaymakers; tourists visit Germany to enjoy its cities and countryside. Germany is also visited by many British business travellers.

The German capital, Berlin, is the most visited city. The Reichstag Building and the Memorial of the Berlin Wall are amongst the top attractions. The German countryside boasts many picturesque villages, castles, and palaces.

Other places to visit include Munich, Frankfurt, and the Rhine Valley.

Capital City:Berlin
Language:German
Currency:Euro
Plug Types:Types C and F
Emergency Phone Number:112

Recommended insurance to travel to Germany

British travellers can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in the EU until it expires.

With a valid EHIC, British citizens can receive state-provided medical care if they fall ill or have an accident whilst in Germany.

Due to Brexit, expired EHIC cards will be replaced by the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).

UK citizens should still take out travel insurance when visiting Germany. Neither the EHIC nor the GHIC is a substitute for insurance that covers medical expenses.

British consular services in Germany

The UK has several representations in Germany. British citizens in Germany can request consular services at the embassy or consulates.

Consulate
Location
Address
British Embassy in Berlin
Berlin
Wilhelmstrasse 70 10117 Berlin Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Bremen
Bremen
Herrlichkeiten, 5-6 28199 Bremen Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Dresden
Dresden
c/o TUDAG TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft Freiberger Straße 37 Dresden 01067 Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Consulate General in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Willi-Becker-Allee 10 40227 Düsseldorf Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer Bockenheimer Anlage 44 60322 Frankfurt am Main Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Hamburg
Hamburg
Alsterufer 36 20354 Hamburg Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Hanover
Hanover
Friedrichswall, 10 30159 Hannover Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Kiel
Kiel
United Canal Agency GmbH, Schleuse Maklerstrasse 11-14 24159 Kiel Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Consulate General in Munich
Munich
Möhlstrasse 5 81675 Munich Germany
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Königstraße 1A 70173 Stuttgart Germany

The UK has several representations in Germany. British citizens in Germany can request consular services at the embassy or consulates.

Consulate
British Embassy in Berlin
Location
Berlin
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 70 10117 Berlin Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Bremen
Location
Bremen
Address
Herrlichkeiten, 5-6 28199 Bremen Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Dresden
Location
Dresden
Address
c/o TUDAG TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft Freiberger Straße 37 Dresden 01067 Germany
Consulate
British Consulate General in Düsseldorf
Location
Düsseldorf
Address
Willi-Becker-Allee 10 40227 Düsseldorf Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt am Main
Location
Frankfurt am Main
Address
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer Bockenheimer Anlage 44 60322 Frankfurt am Main Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Hamburg
Location
Hamburg
Address
Alsterufer 36 20354 Hamburg Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Hanover
Location
Hanover
Address
Friedrichswall, 10 30159 Hannover Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Kiel
Location
Kiel
Address
United Canal Agency GmbH, Schleuse Maklerstrasse 11-14 24159 Kiel Germany
Consulate
British Consulate General in Munich
Location
Munich
Address
Möhlstrasse 5 81675 Munich Germany
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart
Location
Stuttgart
Address
Königstraße 1A 70173 Stuttgart Germany

German consular service in UK

Citizens of the United Kingdom can get information about German residency and work visas at a German representation.

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Consulate
Location
Address
German Embassy in London
London
23 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8PZ United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Solicitors Johnstone House 52-54 Rose Street Aberdeen, AB10 1HA United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Birmingham
c/o E.ON UK plc Westwood Way Westwood Business Park Coventry CV4 8LG United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Bristol
Bristol
c/o Burges Salmon LLP One Glass Wharf Bristol BS2 0ZX United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Cardiff
Cardiff
42 St Margaret's Road Whitchurch Cardiff, CF14 7AB United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Dover
Dover
c/o Dover South Services Limekiln Street Dover, CT17 9EF United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Consulate General in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
16 Eglinton Crescent Edinburgh, EH12 5DG United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Glasgow
Glasgow
The Pentagon Centre, Suite 215 36 Washington Streeet Glasgow, G2 1AL United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Guernsey
Guernsey
BW Bank, Elizabeth House Les Ruettes Brayes St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1BP United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Hull
Hull
Reilinger Strasse 19 Barrow upon Humber, DN19 7 DI United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Jersey
Jersey
Ingouville House Ingouville Lane St. Helier JE3 1EZ United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Kirkwall
Kirkwall
Shore Street Kirkwall, KW15 1LQ, Orkney United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Leeds
c/o Cobbetts, Trafalgar House 29 Park Place Leeds LS1 5PS United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Lerwick
Lerwick
Shearer Shipping Services Ltd. Garthspool Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0RJ United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Liverpool
Liverpool
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry 22 Great Victoria Street Liverpool L1 3DZ United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Londonderry
Londonderry
Arbins Gate 2 Londonderry, Northern Ireland United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
One NorthEast, Stella House, Goldcrest Way Newburn Riverside Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PS United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Plymouth
Plymouth
Escombe Lambert Ltd. Victoria Wharves Plymouth PL4 0EG United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
German Honorary Consulate in Southampton
Southampton
Bowling Green House, 1 Orchard Place Hampshire, SO40 8 FT United Kingdom

Citizens of the United Kingdom can get information about German residency and work visas at a German representation.

uk-map

Consulate
German Embassy in London
Location
London
Address
23 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8PZ United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen
Location
Aberdeen
Address
Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Solicitors Johnstone House 52-54 Rose Street Aberdeen, AB10 1HA United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Location
Birmingham
Address
c/o E.ON UK plc Westwood Way Westwood Business Park Coventry CV4 8LG United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Bristol
Location
Bristol
Address
c/o Burges Salmon LLP One Glass Wharf Bristol BS2 0ZX United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Cardiff
Location
Cardiff
Address
42 St Margaret's Road Whitchurch Cardiff, CF14 7AB United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Dover
Location
Dover
Address
c/o Dover South Services Limekiln Street Dover, CT17 9EF United Kingdom
Consulate
German Consulate General in Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
Address
16 Eglinton Crescent Edinburgh, EH12 5DG United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Glasgow
Location
Glasgow
Address
The Pentagon Centre, Suite 215 36 Washington Streeet Glasgow, G2 1AL United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Guernsey
Location
Guernsey
Address
BW Bank, Elizabeth House Les Ruettes Brayes St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1BP United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Hull
Location
Hull
Address
Reilinger Strasse 19 Barrow upon Humber, DN19 7 DI United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Jersey
Location
Jersey
Address
Ingouville House Ingouville Lane St. Helier JE3 1EZ United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Kirkwall
Location
Kirkwall
Address
Shore Street Kirkwall, KW15 1LQ, Orkney United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Location
Leeds
Address
c/o Cobbetts, Trafalgar House 29 Park Place Leeds LS1 5PS United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Lerwick
Location
Lerwick
Address
Shearer Shipping Services Ltd. Garthspool Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0RJ United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Liverpool
Location
Liverpool
Address
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry 22 Great Victoria Street Liverpool L1 3DZ United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Londonderry
Location
Londonderry
Address
Arbins Gate 2 Londonderry, Northern Ireland United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Newcastle upon Tyne
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
Address
One NorthEast, Stella House, Goldcrest Way Newburn Riverside Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PS United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Plymouth
Location
Plymouth
Address
Escombe Lambert Ltd. Victoria Wharves Plymouth PL4 0EG United Kingdom
Consulate
German Honorary Consulate in Southampton
Location
Southampton
Address
Bowling Green House, 1 Orchard Place Hampshire, SO40 8 FT United Kingdom

Major airports in Germany

Germany is easily accessible from the UK. There are direct flights to Germany from UK cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester.

ETIAS will be valid to enter Germany through any of its international airports. The British traveller’s visa waiver will be verified when crossing the external Schengen border.

The most important airports in Germany include:

plane

Airport
Location
IATA Code
Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt
FRA
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Munich Airport
Munich
MUC
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Düsseldorf Airport
Düsseldorf-Lohausen
DUS
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Berlin
TXL
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart
STR
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Cologne Bonn Airport
Cologne
CGN

Germany is easily accessible from the UK. There are direct flights to Germany from UK cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester.

ETIAS will be valid to enter Germany through any of its international airports. The British traveller’s visa waiver will be verified when crossing the external Schengen border.

The most important airports in Germany include:

plane

Airport
Frankfurt Airport
Location
Frankfurt
IATA Code
FRA
Airport
Munich Airport
Location
Munich
IATA Code
MUC
Airport
Düsseldorf Airport
Location
Düsseldorf-Lohausen
IATA Code
DUS
Airport
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Location
Berlin
IATA Code
TXL
Airport
Stuttgart Airport
Location
Stuttgart
IATA Code
STR
Airport
Cologne Bonn Airport
Location
Cologne
IATA Code
CGN

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