Questions tagged [germany]

A large country in Western Europe that attracts visitors for its Oktoberfest, Gothic architecture, unlimited Autobahn speeds, romantic day cruises on the Danube and Rhine Rivers, and many more destinational offerings. Germany is also a member of the Schengen regime and uses a unique liability pledge for applicants that use a cosponsor. A substantial number of Germans speak English with near fluency, especially in the medium-to-large cities.

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Should I follow COVID restrictions for the destination country only or also the layover country?

Departure: United States -> Germany (layover) -> Spain Return: Spain -> Germany (layover) -> United States I'm a US citizen traveling from USA to Spain this October. The flight has a ...
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How to fill Schengen visa form if I want to apply for a multiple entry 5-year visa

I have extensive travel history to Schengen zone on Schengen as well as national visa's in the past. Right now, I want to apply for a 5 year multiple-entry schengen visa. Here are few fields I need ...
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Why are the restaurant cars in Hungarian trains closed in Germany?

While on a Hungarian MÁV-START train, I noticed an odd sign saying that due to regulation, the bistro carriage will not be serving food while in Germany. From some googling, it seems that German ...
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Change in travel dates while waiting for Schengen Visa result

I applied for a Germany Schengen visa and I'm waiting for the result. Assuming that I get the visa: In my application I stated the dates of travel from December 15 to December 31, 2021 I also bought ...
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Current travel restrictions from Germany to France (and return) via Amsterdam on KLM

I would like to understand the regulations and restrictions for an Indian national with German temporary residence (expiring at the end of this year), who has been fully vaccinated in Germany more ...
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American visiting friends in Germany working remotely for a few weeks

I will be traveling to Germany to visit friends for 2-3 weeks. I would like to work remotely some days for am American company from my friends house. I do not fall under freelancer or entrepreneur, ...
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Shortening 10-day quarantine on arrival in Germany, by getting negative test

Currently passengers arriving to Germany from high risk areas have to self-isolate for 10 days (source). 

However, there is a way to shorten that: The quarantine period may be ended on the basis of ...
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Traveling from Germany to England via France by car -> quarantine?

I have a ferry ticket to England on August 14, I’m German and fully vaccinated. As of August 2, I could travel to England and not having to quarantine. But since I’m driving through France, I’m not ...
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Germany, Thuringia, Inselsberg visible from Bavaria, Coburg?

My husband and me have different opinions about this. But we both are not able to find the reasoning or proofs: We drove from Bavaria to Thuringia via the highway A73. After passing the town Coburg, I ...
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If I have a Finnish residence permit, can I visit Germany before entering Finland?

On our flight to Finland, we have a long layover in Frankfurt (9 hours). Is it possible to leave the airport and visit the city without a problem with immigration? Given that we have not been to ...
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Do I need a visa for travelling to France/Italy/Greece with Blue card issued in Germany and Indian passport?

I recently moved to Germany from India and have received a blue card permit (AUFENTHALTSTITEL, BLAUE KARTE EU) this month. It is valid till 2025. My passport is still Indian. I am planning to visit ...
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Where and how do I collect my UK visa in Germany?

I am German and I applied for a UK visa using the online form. Please excuse my naivete, but I have not dealt with any of this before and I am just starting to see all the details that I am missing. ...
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Flight times change so I effectively lose an entire day of my holidays

I booked a flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade with AirSerbia in February. A few weeks after this was moved from 9.50 in the morning (JU331) to 19.35 in the afternoon (JU334). This makes me lose an ...
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Moving to Germany with an Italian residence card (member of an EU citizen's family)

I really need some advice about this travel document. My elder brother, who is 26yrs old, has travelled alone to Germany two months ago with his Italian travel document (picture shown). The purpose of ...
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Concerns around gracefully handling multiple offers & visa (Germany) [closed]

I have an offer from company Z (in Berlin) & also have a visa appointment coming up on 12th July. I'm also in the final stages of the interviews with another company N (in Berlin) but the ...
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Does a German citizen need a passport to visit Albania?

If a German citizen only has their German ID(Personalausweis), and not a passport yet, can they visit Albania as a tourist? The official website seems to suggest so, but other places say that you need ...
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Schengen Deduction during Fiktionbescheinigung Section 81 (3) [closed]

I am a US citizen and student doing a guest study semester in Germany in a program taught in English. I entered Germany as a tourist with Schengen visa-free entry. I applied for a student residence ...
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Is it possible to generate a PDF version of an EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate?

I obtained a complete COVID-19 vaccine series at a doctors office in Germany. The doctor recorded the immunizations in my yellow International Certificate of Vaccination booklet. I was then able to ...
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Can I split my 30kg check-in luggage into multiple suitcases?

I am travelling with Turkish Airlines, from Berlin to Istanbul, and I am allowed 30kg of luggage or check-in. However, in the booking it doesn't mention the number of luggage items that I am allowed. ...
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Transiting Germany with current Corona restrictions

I am an Australian citizen however I hold a German Residence Permit (Type D Visa). I am currently in the UK and would like to travel to Denmark via Hamburg (Germany). My journey would look like this: ...
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Berlin Apart-hotels 16 Year old

I'm 16 years old. I'm going to be doing an internship in Berlin for nearly 3 months. It's extremely likely that I'm going to be needing an apart-hotel, accommodation at a Youth Hotel or something like ...
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Will Lufthansa fly to Belarus from Germany? [closed]

As many of you are already aware, the EU has banned Belavia (the national airline of Belarus) from flying over EU airspace and from landing at EU airports. As of yesterday, Belavia has also cancelled ...
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Question about Schengen tourism visa and third party nationals

I plan to travel on a Schengen short term tourism visa next month. I plan to go to Greece as it is open to US travelers (both nationals and permanent residents). My current itinerary is via Frankfurt. ...
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Right now (mid-May 2021), do vaccinated travelers coming from a COVID "risk area" are required to stay in quarantine when visiting Germany?

I would like to visit Germany (departure from Romania, time ~ end of August) and I am trying to understand if I can do that without the need to stay in quarantine. According to Robert Koch Institut ...
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Can a non-US citizen transit through Frankfurt Airport during COVID en route to the US? [duplicate]

I intend to travel from a non-Schengen country to the United States via air and transit through the Frankfurt Airport. I understand such transit does not require entry to the Schengen Zone, however ...
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Rules for entering Germany from Poland?

I recently reached Poland with D type visa. Now I want to go to Germany by train. I just need to fill out that form or I need to have the test also? I know there is quarantine for 10 days.
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On German bicycle direction signs, what does the background colour for bicycle highway pictograms indicate?

On this direction sign at Wixhausen near Darmstadt, Germany, several destinations use a bicycle highway pictogram. Some of the pictograms have a black background, whereas others have a green ...
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Munich to Salzburg Round Trip - Blue Card

I reside in Munich holding a Blue Card visa and would like to travel to Salzburg Austria for a long weekend (14th May). I am confused as to: the legality (can I leave and get back in) Is there train ...
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Covid travel restrictions Germany

I am German and spent the last couple of months abroad. Now I am about to (/need to) go back. Reading about the newly released restrictions, I can not see if my negative covid test has to be not older ...
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travelling to Denmark during covid

Can we travel to Denmark as a tourist in early April from Germany? Given that we have a residence permit for Germany. If yes, do we require corona tests? Is there any place at all where we can travel ...
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How is 90/180 day rule enforced when traveller has a German residence permit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen with a German residence permit (type D) valid for 12 months. My residence permit allows me to spend 90 days out of 180 days travelling within the Schengen zone (outside of ...
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Finding an Uber at Berlin Brandenburg Airport during a lockdown?

I have to travel to Berlin and will arrive at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which, compared to the Tegel airport, is quite far away. Considering that there is reduced travel and a national ...
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Recent experience with travel to Germany from outside the EU

I'm looking at the feasibility of a trip from the US to Germany (Bavaria) for extremely important reasons. I've been pulling my hair out researching rules & regulations mostly going around in ...
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Do I need a covid-test when transiting in Germany?

I am a Czech resident, planning to travel from Tel-Aviv Israel to Prague, Czech republic via Frankfurt international airport. I was not able to understand if in this case I need to take a negative ...
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What's the process of transit these days in countries with a covid ban?

I am a Canadian-Hungarian dual citizen, residing in Canada. As such, I can enter Hungary at worst I will need to quarantine. The question is, should the need arise, how would travel happen? I mean, ...
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COVID related travel requirements for train journey Austria -> Germany -> Netherlands

My wife and I are planning to travel from Austria to the Netherlands on 31st January 2021 via train. Our train journey has two layovers : Frankfurt (~ 50 minutes) and Utrecht (~ 20 minutes). What ...
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Travelling to Berlin Germany from India and would like to Take My Assembled PC (except monitor) with me [closed]

I will soon be travelling on dependant visa with my wife to Berlin and I would like to take my CPU (assembled PC cabinet with keyboard and mouse) with me. Is it possible? visiting Germany for the ...
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Germany inter state traveling

I need to travel to Dresden from India and there is no direct flight. So I will be traveling to Frankfurt airport and will catch a train to Dresden. Is it possible to travel to Dresden and take ...
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Will I need to register my arrival in Germany when airside transiting through the UK?

In about one month, I will move from my current place of residence back to Germany, my country of citizenship. My flight includes a layover at London Heathrow airport (I will change planes). Currently,...
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I am traveling to germany [closed]

I am 13. I have an arranged place to stay in germany for 1 year. I know german pretty well and intend to go to school there.I have US as well as German passports. What paperwork do I need to fill out?
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Identify location (and painter) of old painting [closed]

I have received this painting from my grandma recently. However, she is unable to identify the location of this painting. Additionally, I am unsure about the name of the painter (lower right corner). ...
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Is Thursday a “party” day in Spain or Germany?

I’m from Brazil, and here, in almost every city, Thursdays are days which adults (> 25 y/o) go out and have some fun, staying up until late even if they got to go to work the next Friday morning. ...
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Where in Germany was this photo taken?

This photo, in all likelihood, shows a place in Germany in the 1920s. Where could it be?
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Germany Layover Covid Restrictions

I'm an Indian citizen and an F-1 OPT visa holder. I need to travel from US to India due to unavoidable personal reasons. I am transitting through Frankfurt with a layover of 3 hours, booked as a ...
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Are there any topographic or recreation atlases of Germany or the Alpine countries?

I'm looking for a topographic or recreation atlas for Germany and/or the Alpine countries. Does such an atlas exist? There are plenty of road atlases (ADAC, Falk, Michelin, others) in scales between ...
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Are Americans allowed to enter Germany with only a D visa under Covid restrictions? [closed]

I am a US citizen residing in the US and I have accepted a job in Germany. My company is sponsoring me for a Blue Card. I have a valid D visa, the letter from my employer regarding the need for my ...
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Belavia Airlines, Negative Covid test required?

I'm travelling to Minsk, Belarus with Belavia Airlines from Berlin, Germany. I plan to stay there for one month and have all the Visa requirements etc. I wanted to know if I need a negative Covid test ...
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EU Travel at the end-of-year [closed]

I'm a brazilian passport holder with a French residence permit living in France. We now have a nationwide lockdown here which will be lifted the 15th, being replaced by a curfew. I would like to know ...
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Do children need a COVID test to enter Germany?

I am going from India to Germany (Frankfurt) next week (December 9th 2020) with my 4 months old baby. From Frankfurt airport we will travel to Karlsruhe. We have a valid German visa. I know that I ...
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How long between flights is still a "Transit" through Munich airport?

I have a ticket from Munich to Bangkok in late December. In order to board the flight I will need a recent covid test and a fit to fly certificate. There is a test centre at Munich airport that will ...

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