Information for Travelers


Traveling to Germany with a Canadian Passport

Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel Germany for short time trips up to 90 days within a 6 months period. Please be aware of a few important regulations concerning passports.


Traveling to Canada with a German Passport? New: electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. It will allow Canada to screen travellers before they arrive. German citizens wishing to travel to Canada via plane can apply for the eTA permit through a simple online application on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). eTA is mandatory in order to enter Canada since March 15, 2016.

"Electronic System for Travel Authorization" (ESTA)

Traveling to the USA with a German Passport

The US Legislation has special provisions for German citizens wishing to travel to the USA. Please familiarize yourself well in advance of any necessary procedures and be informed which documents you will have to present at the border crossing. Please note: questions with regard to US immigration can only be answered by the competent US consular authority.

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Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU

All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.

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Unaccompanied Traveling Minors

Minors crossing the border to or from Germany have to carry a valid passport. The so called "Kinderausweise" (children's pass) are no longer issued but may be used until expiry. Minors crossing the border to or from Canada have to carry a valid passport. They also need to produce a certified declaration of consent of their legal guardians.

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Traveling with Pets

Are you planning to travel with an animal from Canada to Europe? Please carefully read this information, as the EU strictly enforces regulations on animal travel in order to protect the member states against the introduction and spread of rabies and other infectious diseases.

Emergency Information for German Travelers


Lost your wallet or passport during your Canadian stay? Need to call home or cancel your credit card? Find an answer to these questions here (in German language).

Safe Travel – the App (in German language)

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has compiled information for your safe and smooth trip abroad in an app for android smartphones, tablets, iPhone and iPad.

Prepare your trip, find emergency information and addresses of diplomatic missions abroad.

Safe Travel – the App (in German language)