Germany visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 89 countries visiting Germany for tourism purposes including Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados and Belgium Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
Germany Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

German visa exempt countries

To enter Germany for a short term visit, citizens of the following countries are able to travel in Germany without a visa:

Asia

Nationals from 7 countries in Asia are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 25 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No No
Armenia Visa required No No
Azerbaijan Visa required No No
Bangladesh Visa required No No
Bhutan Visa required No No
Brunei Visa not required 90 days No No
Cambodia Visa required No No
China Visa required No No
Timor-Leste Visa not required 90 days No No
Georgia Visa not required 90 days No No
India Visa required No No
Indonesia Visa required No No
Japan Visa not required 90 days No No
Kazakhstan Visa required No No
Kyrgyzstan Visa required No No
Laos Visa required No No
Malaysia Visa not required 90 days No No
Maldives Visa required No No
Mongolia Visa required No No
Myanmar Visa required No No
Nepal Visa required No No
North Korea Visa required No No
Pakistan Visa required No No
Philippines Visa required No No
Singapore Visa not required 90 days No No
South Korea Visa not required No No
Sri Lanka Visa required No No
Tajikistan Visa required No No
Thailand Visa required No No
Turkmenistan Visa required No No
Uzbekistan Visa required No No
Vietnam Visa required No No

Europe

Nationals from 41 countries in Europe are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 4 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa not required 90 days No No
Andorra Visa not required 90 days No No
Austria Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Belarus Visa required No No
Belgium Visa not required "Freedom of movement " No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required 90 days No No
Bulgaria Visa not required "Freedom of movement " No No
Croatia Visa not required "Freedom of movement " No No
Cyprus Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Czech Republic Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Denmark Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Estonia Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Finland Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
France Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Greece Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Hungary Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Iceland Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Ireland Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Italy Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Latvia Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Liechtenstein Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Lithuania Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Luxembourg Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
North Macedonia Visa not required 90 days No No
Malta Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Moldova Visa not required 90 days No No
Monaco Visa not required 90 days No No
Montenegro Visa not required 90 days No No
Netherlands Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Norway Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Poland Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Portugal Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Romania Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Russia Visa required No No
San Marino Visa not required 90 days No No
Serbia Visa not required 90 days No No
Slovakia Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Slovenia Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Spain Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Sweden Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Switzerland Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Turkey Visa required No No
Ukraine Visa not required 90 days No No
United Kingdom Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Nationals from 2 countries in Africa are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 52 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa required No No
Angola Visa required No No
Benin Visa required No No
Botswana Visa required No No
Burkina Faso Visa required No No
Burundi Visa required No No
Cameroon Visa required No No
Cape Verde Visa required No No
Central African Republic Visa required No No
Chad Visa required No No
Comoros Visa required No No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Djibouti Visa required No No
Egypt Visa required No No
Equatorial Guinea Visa required No No
Eritrea Visa required No No
Ethiopia Visa required No No
Gabon Visa required No No
Gambia Visa required No No
Ghana Visa required No No
Guinea Visa required No No
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required No No
Kenya Visa required No No
Lesotho Visa required No No
Liberia Visa required No No
Libya Visa required No No
Madagascar Visa required No No
Malawi Visa required No No
Mali Visa required No No
Mauritania Visa required No No
Mauritius Visa not required 3 months No No
Morocco Visa required No No
Mozambique Visa required No No
Namibia Visa required No No
Niger Visa required No No
Nigeria Visa required No No
Rwanda Visa required No No
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A No No
Senegal Visa required No No
Seychelles Visa not required 3 months No No
Sierra Leone Visa required No No
Somalia Visa required No No
South Africa Visa required No No
Sudan Visa required No No
Eswatini Visa required No No
Tanzania Visa required No No
Togo Visa required No No
Tunisia Visa required No No
Uganda Visa required No No
Zambia Visa required No No
Zimbabwe Visa required No No
Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No No
South Sudan Visa required No No

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from 15 countries in Central America and Caribbean are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 5 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa not required 3 months No No
Bahamas Visa not required 3 months No No
Barbados Visa not required 3 months No No
Belize Visa required No No
Costa Rica Visa not required 90 days No No
Cuba Visa required No No
Dominica Visa not required 90 days No No
Dominican Republic Visa required No No
El Salvador Visa not required 90 days No No
Grenada Visa not required 90 days No No
Guatemala Visa not required 90 days No No
Haiti Visa required No No
Honduras Visa not required 90 days No No
Jamaica Visa required No No
Nicaragua Visa not required 90 days No No
Panama Visa not required 90 days No No
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required 3 months No No
Saint Lucia Visa not required 90 days No No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required 90 days No No
Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required 90 days No No

South America

Nationals from 8 countries in South America are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 4 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa not required 90 days No No
Bolivia Visa required No No
Brazil Visa not required 3 months No No
Chile Visa not required 90 days No No
Colombia Visa not required 90 days No No
Ecuador Visa required No No
Guyana Visa required No No
Paraguay Visa not required 90 days No No
Peru Visa not required 90 days No No
Suriname Visa required No No
Uruguay Visa not required 90 days No No
Venezuela Visa not required 90 days No No

Oceania

Nationals from 11 countries in Oceania are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 3 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa not required 90 days No No
Fiji Visa required No No
Kiribati Visa not required 90 days No No
Marshall Islands Visa not required 90 days No No
Micronesia Visa not required 90 days No No
Nauru Visa required No No
New Zealand Visa not required 90 days No No
Palau Visa not required 90 days No No
Papua New Guinea Visa required No No
Samoa Visa not required 90 days No No
Solomon Islands Visa not required 90 days No No
Tonga Visa not required 90 days No No
Tuvalu Visa not required 90 days No No
Vanuatu Visa not required 90 days No No

Middle East

Nationals from 2 countries in Middle East are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 11 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Bahrain Visa required No No
Iran Visa required No No
Iraq Visa required No No
Israel Visa not required 90 days No No
Jordan Visa required No No
Kuwait Visa required No No
Lebanon Visa required No No
Oman Visa required No No
Qatar Visa required No No
Saudi Arabia Visa required No No
Syria Visa required No No
United Arab Emirates Visa not required 90 days No No
Yemen Visa required No No

North America

Nationals from 3 countries in North America are exempt from Germany visa, while those from 0 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa not required 90 days No No
Mexico Visa not required 90 days No No
United States Visa not required 90 days No No

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