Germany Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Germany, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

With its preserved medieval cities, harvest festivals, and the rich heritage of Berlin, Germany is a land full of culture and history. Its location proves ideal in the heart of Europe, and it contains many wonders. You should be sure to not miss a visit to this country’s magnificent museums, Gothic cathedrals and Baroque styled castles. On its natural side, Germany has a lot to offer thanks to its contrasting landscapes. From the most beautiful beaches in the Baltic, the luxurious sites of Bavaria to the dense forests of Baden-Württemberg, you are free to explore whichever you desire. For partygoers, this country will entertain you with many festivals such as the kolossales and dollhouses. Make sure to discover this authentic land, especially between May and October.

While traveling to Germany, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
One of the many architectural accomplishments of Germany

Recommended travel vaccinations for Germany

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated food or water
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medications for Travelling to Germany

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current weather in Germany


Medical Care in Germany

With a complete care package, quality care of patients, impressive management and sophisticated medical equipment; Germany is fulfilling its mission to provide a high performing healthcare system. There are 2104 hospitals across the country, yet access to hospital and emergency services can prove expensive. According to surveys, 37% of Germans complain about the shortage of medical staff and their lack of time for patients. However, when eventually seen, patients are satisfied with the help they receive.

It should be noted that the majority of German doctors, hospitals and pharmacies do not accept credit cards. Emergency services are reached through dialling 112.

Is Germany Safe for Travel

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Excellent conditions
Public transportation Available and reliable
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Germany?

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

If you’re a Canadian citizen and staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required. It must be valid for at least three months after the expected date of departure.

Please note that Germany is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Germany information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Germany
Street Address:
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17
D – 10117
Berlin, Germany

Tel.: 49 (30) 20 312 0 or 49 (30) 20312 470
Fax: 49 (30) 20 31 24 57

Email: [email protected]

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