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Last verified: Monday, 23. November 2020 at 08:20 AM

Germany Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Germany

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Germany. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Germany shares a land border with 9 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Germany), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Switzerland (4), Czech Republic (4), Austria (3.8), Netherlands (3.8), Poland (3.8), France (3.6), Belgium (3.5), Denmark with 3.5 and Luxembourg with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Germany

There are currently 929,133 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Germany. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 14,112 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Germany.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Germany

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Germany.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Germany from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Tyskland är ett tryggt resmål. Liksom i andra europeiska storstäder kan emellertid risken för terrordåd fortfarande inte uteslutas.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/DE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Germany due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Germany due to ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/germany-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/germany

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Tyskland, fordi Tyskland ikke opfylder kriterierne for lave smittetal i modellen for rejsevejledninger for EU- og Schengenlande, og fordi der er indført indrejserestriktioner for rejsende fra Danmark.  Du kan læse mere hos Statens Serum Institut. Den danske ambassade i Berlin har de seneste oplysninger om lokale ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/tyskland/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Germany has entered partial lockdown (see 'Travel'). Borders remain open and travel from a small number of third countries with low rates of COVID-19 is permitted. If you're arriving from a high risk country, you’ll have to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. If you’re transiting Germany, make sure the country ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/germany

Individual rating changes for Germany

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Germany. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.0 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.4 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Germany to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.1 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Germany to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from June 26th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.3 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Germany to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from June 25th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.3 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from June 15th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.4 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Germany to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 28th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.5 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from March 27th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government removed their warning for Germany with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Germany to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 2.2 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 11th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 6th 2020

The total rating for Germany changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Germany to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Germany changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 2.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Germany with a rating of 2.0.

About Germany

Germany with its capital Berlin is a country in Europe (Western Europe), slightly smaller than Montana (357,021 km²). The country is located Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. The climate can be described as temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind. The landscape is lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south. With a population of about 82.37 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Berlin
Population about 82.37 million
Size 357.021 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Montana
Common languages German
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +49
Internet Top Level Domain .de
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 DE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 DEU
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 276

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Germany is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain
  • and Habitat directive
  • emissions from coal-burning utilities and industries contribute to air pollution
  • Fauna
  • government established a mechanism for ending the use of nuclear power by 2022
  • government working to meet EU commitment to identify nature preservation areas in line with the EU's Flora
  • hazardous waste disposal
  • is damaging forests
  • pollution in the Baltic Sea from raw sewage and industrial effluents from rivers in eastern Germany
  • resulting from sulfur dioxide emissions

Natural hazzards

  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Germany. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automobiles
  2. beverages
  3. cement
  4. chemicals
  5. coal
  6. electronics
  7. food
  8. machine tools
  9. machinery
  10. most technologically advanced producers of iron

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cabbages
  3. cattle
  4. fruit
  5. milk products
  6. pigs
  7. potatoes
  8. poultry
  9. sugar beets
  10. wheat

German Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Germany.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. computer
  3. electrical equipment
  4. electronic products
  5. foodstuffs
  6. machinery
  7. metals
  8. motor vehicles
  9. pharmaceuticals
  10. plastic products

Import products

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. data processing equipment
  4. electric equipment
  5. foodstuffs
  6. gas
  7. machinery
  8. metals
  9. oil
  10. pharmaceuticals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Germany?

Germany is currently rated at 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Germany.

Is it safe to travel Germany in 2020?

Visiting the country Germany is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Germany?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Germany.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Germany?

There are currently 929,133 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Germany. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 14,112 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Germany.

What is the size of Germany?

Germany has a size of 357,021 km² or 137,847 mi² which is slightly smaller than Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.