Visa Requirements for travel to Europe

Visa Requirements for travel to Germany

Germany Travel Visa Requirements

Table of countries whose citizens require/do not require visas to enter Germany
1) The entry "yes" against a country's name means its citizens always require a visa to enter Germany.

2) The entry "no" against a country's name means its citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany. Without a visa, however, they may not stay longer than three months every half-year or take up gainful employment requiring a work permit.

Excepted are citizens of European Union member states (marked with "*").

If required, citizens of member states of the European Economic Area and some other countries may obtain a residence and/or work permit after entry (these countries are marked with "**").

Provided that they do not intend to enter into employment, citizens of Honduras, Monaco, San Marino may obtain any residence permit required after entry (these countries are marked with "***").

"****": Holders of SAR passports (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports) are exempt from the visa requirement.

"*****": British Nationals (Overseas) with corresponding BN(O) passports are also exempt from the visa requirement.

Country - Entry visa required no/yes

Afghanistan - yes
Albania - yes
Algeria - yes
Andorra - no
Angola - yes
Antigua and Barbuda - yes
Argentina - no
Armenia - yes
Austria* - no
Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)** - no
Azerbaijan - yes
Bahamas - yes
Bahrain - yes
Bangladesh - yes
Barbados - yes
Belarus (see also White Russia) - yes
Belgium* - no
Belize - yes
Benin - yes
Bermuda - no
Bhutan - yes
Bolivia (as of 1 April 2007) - yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina - yes
Botswana - yes
Brazil - no
British Virgin Islands - yes
Brunei - no
Bulgaria* - no
Burkina Faso - yes
Burundi - yes
Cambodia - yes
Cameroon - yes
Canada** - no
Cape Verde - yes
Cayman Islands - yes
Central African Republic - yes
Chad - yes
Chile - no
China (People's Republic) - yes****
Colombia - yes
Comoros - yes
Congo (Republic of the Congo) - yes
Costa Rica - no
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - yes
Croatia - no
Cuba - yes
Cyprus* - no
Czech Republic* - no
Denmark* - no
Djibouti - yes
Dominica - yes
Dominican Republic - yes
Ecuador - yes
Egypt - yes
El Salvador - no
Equatorial Guinea - yes
Eritrea - yes
Estonia* - no
Ethiopia - yes
Falkland Islands - yes
Fiji - yes
Finland* - no
France*(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon) - no
Gabon - yes
Gambia - yes
Georgia - yes
Ghana - yes
Greece* - no
Grenada - yes
Guatemala - no
Guinea - yes
Guinea-Bissau - yes
Guyana - yes
Haiti - yes
Honduras*** - no
Hongkong - see China(People's Republic)
Hungary* - no
Iceland** - no
India - yes
Indonesia - yes
Iran - yes
Iraq - yes
Ireland* - no
Israel** - no
Italy* - no
Jamaica - yes
Japan** - no
Jordan - yes
Kazakhstan - yes
Kenya - yes
Kiribati - yes
Korea (South)** - no
Korea (Democratic People's Republic) - yes
Kuwait - yes
Kyrgyzstan - yes
Laos - yes
Latvia* - no
Lebanon - yes
Lesotho - yes
Liberia - yes
Libya - yes
Liechtenstein** - no
Lithuania* - no
Luxembourg* - no
Macao - no
Macedonia - yes
Madagascar - yes
Malawi - yes
Malaysia - no
Maldives - yes
Mali - yes
Malta* - no
Marshall Islands - yes
Mauritania - yes
Mauritius - yes
Mexico - no
Micronesia - yes
Midway Islands - yes
Moldova - yes
Monaco*** - no
Mongolia - yes
Montserrat - yes
Morocco - yes
Mozambique - yes
Myanmar (Burma) - yes
Namibia - yes
Nauru - yes
Nepal - yes
Netherlands* - no
New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)** - no
Nicaragua - no
Niger - yes
Nigeria - yes
North Korea - yes
Northern Mariana Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Mariana Islands, Caroline Islands, Palau Islands) - yes
Norway* - no
Oman - yes
Pakistan - yes
Panama - no
Papua New Guinea - yes
Paraguay - no
Peru - yes
Philippines - yes
Pitcairn - yes
Poland* - no
Portugal* - no
Qatar - yes
Romania* - no
Russia - yes
Rwanda - yes
Saint Christopher and Nevis - yes
Saint Helena and Dependencies - yes
Saint Lucia - yes
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - yes
Samoa - yes
San Marino*** - no
São Tomé and Principe - yes
Saudi Arabia - yes
Senegal - yes
Serbia and Montenegro - yes
Seychelles - yes
Sierra Leone - yes
Singapore - no
Slovak Republic - no
Slovenia - no
Solomon Islands - yes
Somalia - yes
South Africa - yes
Spain* (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla) - no
Sri Lanka - yes
Sudan - yes
Suriname - yes
Swaziland - yes
Sweden* - no
Switzerland** - no
Syria - yes
Taiwan - yes
Tajikistan - yes
Tanzania - yes
Thailand - yes
Timor-Leste (East Timor) - yes
Togo - yes
Tonga - yes
Trinidad and Tobago - yes
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands - yes
Tunisia - yes
Turkey - yes
Turkmenistan - yes
Turks and Caicos Islands - yes
Tuvalu - yes
Uganda - yes
Ukraine - yes
United Arab Emirates - yes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Bermuda)* - no*****
United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)** - no
Uruguay - no
Uzbekistan - yes
Vanuatu - yes
Vatican City - no
Venezuela - no
Viet Nam - yes
Western Samoa - yes
White Russia (see also Belarus) - yes
Yemen - yes
former Yugoslavia  - see Serbia and Montenegro
former Zaire, now: Democratic Republic of the Congo - yes
Zambia - yes
Zimbabwe - yes
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