Around 2 million British nationals visit Germany every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re living in or moving to Germany, visit our Living in Germany guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re travelling to Germany to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Germany after Brexit.
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Germany. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism
There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you, but if you’re asked to show your passport and you don’t have it with you, the police may escort you to wherever your passport is being kept so that you can show it to them. See Local laws and customs
Border controls have been reintroduced at some crossing points between Germany and Austria, Denmark and Sweden. Carry your passport with you and be aware of potential delays.
If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.
British nationals have been arrested for possessing counterfeit currency. Avoid changing money anywhere other than banks or legitimate currency exchange offices.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.