German Passport and Visa Information

Visas and Passports

Passports and/or passport replacing documents must be valid for the period of intended stay.

Nationals of EU member countries and United Kingdom do not require a visa for visits to Germany.

Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and USA do not require a visa for Germany but should note the following regarding the Schengen Area.

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.

The Schengen Agreement

Germany is part of the Schengen Area, a borderless region in Europe in which internal border controls have been removed. Because entry into one Schengen country allows unrestricted access to all others, guests intending to visit any country in the Schengen Area, should be aware of travel restrictions imposed by other Schengen states.

Within the Schengen Area, nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA, do not require a visa for a stay of ninety days, in any six month period.

Onward and Return Travel Requirements of Germany

Nationals of the E.E.A. member states, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland or the U.S.A. are exempted from the requirement to hold onward/return tickets.

Note: These are guidelines only. Virgin Australia recommends you contact the relevant government agency for your destination. Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.