Visa Requirements for German Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Germany

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Freedom of Travel

German passport holders can travel to 30 destinations without a visa. Identify cards or passports may be required.

Visa Not Required

81 destinations allow visa-free entry to German citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 17 destinations for passport holders of Germany.

  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysFrom December 2021, passengers of all countries that required visa, can now obtain visa on arrival at Bujumbura International Airport, and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On the 15th of March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing EU citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival2 monthsConditions apply
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable for 2 additional months.
    Granted free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non refundable return or circle trip ticket.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa airports.
    30 days, available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival7 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

eVisa

German passport allows entry to 23 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa60 days30 days extendable once.
    Visitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad are issued a visa upon arrival at the country's border crossings.
    Maximum total stay of 90 days within a one-year period.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa180 dayseTA required if arriving by air.
  • eVisa30 daysMust register online at least five days prior to arrival.
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    eVisa90 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
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  • eVisa90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa90 daysElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.

    Former Indian citizens with an OCI (Overseas Citizen Of India) cards are eligible for unlimited travel and stay.
  • eVisa30 daysPassengers who have already made an application, at least two days before arrival, at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair's E-Visa website
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa90 daysMay enter using eGate.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa90 daysHolders of written e-Visa approval issued by the Immigration Authority can obtain a visa on arrival, provided they hold a visa application form and e-Visa application payment receipt and have an invitation letter from a Nigerian company accepting immigration responsibilities.
  • eVisa30 daysElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa6 monthsObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa90 daysMultiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • eVisa24 monthsMay apply online.
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    eVisa90 daysSince October 1st 2022, ESTA is now required for any entry by air, cruise ship, and land

eVisa / On Arrival

For 17 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Germany.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable for an additional 2 weeks.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysID card valid, passport type photo is required on arrival
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge.
    The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival44 days / 14 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival28 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    eVisa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysHolders of diplomatic or official passports is up to 90 days.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on Arrival is currently suspended.
    Available at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival6 monthsElectronic Travel Authorization can also be obtained on arrival.
    30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysA single entry eVisa valid for 30 days is also available.
    Without visa, 30 days need to pass between exit and re-entry.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

24 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Germany. This requirement may be waived off if German citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

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