GERMAN PASSPORT VISA FREE COUNTRIES: Plus Visa On Arrival, Evisa

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German passport was once one of the strongest passports in the world in terms of travel privileges. Even though it’s not on the top spot anymore, Germans can still enjoy a great list of visa-free countries that they can enter while getting a visa or applying for a visa shouldn’t be that hard either.

This article will help you plan your next holiday or a big backpacking trip around the world. After reading this, you will be ready to plan the next step of your exciting travel plans. If you don’t know what travel visa is, read here.

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HOW MANY COUNTRIES CAN GERMANS TRAVEL WITHOUT A VISA

There are 188 countries that a German passport can enter without a visa. It’s still on the top 3 strongest passports out there. While German travellers can receive a visa on arrival in 40 countries and only thirty-one (31) countries, require them to apply for a visa beforehand.

VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR GERMAN PASSPORT HOLDERS AND CITIZENS;
Visa-Free, Visa On Arrival, Evisa

This article is categorised depending on continents and sub-continents, visa-free countries, visa-on-arrival, and evisa, so you’ll have an easy time finding what you’re looking.

You can also check the table of contents to navigate faster.

VISA GUIDE FOR AFRICA

The continent of Africa doesn’t offer much visa-free access, apart from the South of Africa while East Africa provides a good amount of visa on arrival options.

Central Africa

VISA FREE:

  • Sao Tome and Principe  – 15 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Angola – 30 day for evisa
  • Egypt – visa on arrival/evisa for 30 days
  • Gabon – evisa and visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Rwanda – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Cameroon
  • Chad 
  • Central African Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • South Sudan

East Africa

VISA FREE:

  • Mauritius – 90 days
  • Seychelles 

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Comoros
  • Djibouti – evisa – 31 days – how to apply for Djibouti evisa
  • Ethiopia  – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa  (evisa holders must arrive at Addis Ababa Bole Airport, visa on arrival can only be received at Addis Ababa Bole Airport) – APPLY FOR AN EVISA HERE
  • Kenya – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa – Apply NOW
  • Madagascar – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa – you can get it online – here’s how you can apply
  • Somalia – visa on arrival on Berbera, Borama, Bosaso Burao, Erigavo, Galciao, Hargeisa, Mogadishu airports only
  • Tanzania – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa – check prices for evisa here
  • Uganda – visa on arrival/evisa – Apply for an evisa

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Burundi
  • Eritrea

North Africa

VISA FREE:

  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Tunisia – 120 days / 4 months

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Sudan

South Africa

VISA FREE:

  • Botswana – 90 days
  • Eswatini – 30 days
  • Lesotho – 14 days
  • Namibia – 90 days in a calendar year
  • South Africa – 90 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Malawi – visa on arrival
  • Mozambique – 30 days
  • Zambia – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa – apply here
  • Zimbabwe – 90 days for visa on arrival/evisa

West Africa

VISA FREE:

  • Cape Verde – 30 days; must register online five days before arriving
  • Gambia – 90 days
  • Senegal – 90 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Benin – 30 days/8 days visa on arrival or evisa, must have an international certificate of vaccination 
  • Burkina Faso – 30 days visa on arrival
  • Cote d’Ivoire – evisa – check evisa price here
  • Guinea-Bissau – 90 days evisa or visa on arrival
  • Mauritania – visa on arrival at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport
  • Saint Helena  – visitor pass required valid for 14, 10, 21, 50, 90 days; price depends on the number of days
  • Togo – 7 days visa on arrival

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Niger 
  • Nigeria
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
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VISA GUIDE FOR AMERICA

Central America

VISA FREE:

  • Barbados – 180 days
  • Belize – 30 days
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • Dominican Republic – 90 days
  • El Salvador – 90 days
  • Guatemala – 90 days
  • Jamaica  – 90 days
  • Honduras – 90 days
  • Nicaragua – 90 days
  • Panama – 90 – 180 days

North America

VISA FREE:

  • Canada – 180 days
  • Mexico – 180 days
  • United States of America – 90 days, must get ESTA before arriving – GET IT HERE

South America

VISA FREE:

  • Argentina – 90 days
  • Aruba – 30 days, can be extended up to 180 days
  • Brazil – 90 days in 180 days
  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Chile – 90 days
  • Colombia – 180 days
  • Curacao – 90 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Falkland Islands
  • Guyana  – 90 days
  • Paraguay – 90 days
  • Peru – 90 days in 6-month period
  • Uruguay – 90 days
  • Venezuela – 90 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Cuba – Tourist card required

VISA GUIDE FOR ASIA

Asia is one of the most popular destinations in the world for any type of traveller. Not just because it’s very diverse in culture, cuisine, traditions, but also because travel visas are often free while if you need to get one, you can easily apply online.

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Central Asia

VISA FREE:

  • Kazakhstan – 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan – 60 days
  • Uzbekistan – 30 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Tajikistan – 45 days for visa on arrival or evisa – APPLY HERE

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Turkmenistan

East Asia

VISA FREE:

  • Hong Kong – 90 days
  • Japan – 90 days, can be extended once
  • Macau – 90 days
  • Mongolia  – 30 days
  • South Korea – 90 days
  • Taiwan – 90 days

VISA REQUIRED:

  • China – get a Group evisa here – 2-hour transit is free via Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Kunming, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xi’an and Xiamen. Can transit for 144-hours via Beijing Capital International Airport,Dalian, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport in Hebei,Nanjing, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Railway Station and the Port of Shanghai) ; Shenyang and Tianjin Binhai International Airport
  • North Korea

Southeast Asia

VISA FREE:

  • Brunei – 90 days
  • Indonesia – 30 days – read this Indonesia tourist visa
  • Malaysia – 90 days
  • Philippines – 90 days
  • Singapore – 90 days
  • Thailand – 30 days, maximum of 2 visits in a year if NOT arriving by air
  • Vietnam – 15 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Cambodia – 30 days for evisa/visa on arrival – APPLY HERE
  • Timor-Leste – 90 days in 180 day period
  • Laos – 30 days for evisa/visa on arrival, can be extended up to 60 days – get it here
  • Myanmar – 28 days of evisa, must arrive by air if using evisa – check prices – you can also get a visa on arrival if arriving in major airports, you can receive a 30 days visa for $50 fee
  • Vietnam – 30 days for evisa or more – GET A LONGER VISA

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South Asia

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Bangladesh – 30 days for visa on arrival
  • India – 60 days for evisa, must arrive by air or sea, can get twice in a calendar year – APPLY HERE
  • Maldives – 30 days for visa on arrival
  • Nepal – 90 days via visa on arrival
  • Pakistan – must apply for Electronic Travel Authorisation – GET IT HERE
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days through evisa or visa on arrival – APPLY FOR AN ETA

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Bhutan

West / Middle East

VISA FREE:

  • Armenia – 180 days
  • Georgia – 365 days
  • Israel – 90 days
  • Palestine
  • Qatar – 90 days
  • Turkey – 90 days
  • United Arab Emirates – 90 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Syria
  • Yemen

VISA GUIDE FOR EUROPE

Schengen States

Germany is a member of European Union. Since it’s a member, German citizens have the freedom of movement to the following countries, meaning they can enter, travel, and live in these countries without a problem

* – non-member of EU but British passport holders and citizens can move freely

Austria Denmark Hungary Malta Slovakia
Belgium Estonia Ireland Netherlands Spain
Bulgaria Finland Italy Poland Sweden
Croatia France Latvia Portugal Iceland*
Cyprus Germany Lithuania Romania Switzerland
Czechia / Czech Republic Greece Luxembourg Slovenia Norway
Liechtenstein*

Non-Schengen States

Here is a list of non-Schengen states however, most of them are still part of the EU, hence, German citizens and travellers can still enter these countries without a hitch.

VISA-FREE:

  • Albania – 90 days
  • Andorra
  • Belarus – 30 days, must arrive in Minsk International Airport and should be registered at the police if staying for more than 5 days
  • Kosovo – 90 days
  • Macedonia – 90 days
  • Moldova – 90 days in 180-day period
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro – 90 days
  • San Marino
  • Serbia – 90 days
  • Ukraine – 90 days in 180-day period
  • Vatican City

VISA REQUIRED:

VISA GUIDE FOR OCEANIA

VISA FREE:

  • Australia – 90 days, must apply for an evisitor in a 12-month period
  • Fiji – 120 days
  • Kiribati – 90 days
  • Marshall Islands – 90 days
  • Micronesia – 90 days in 180 days
  • New Zealand  – 90 days, must get an Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) prior to arrival starting October 10th 2019
  • Palau – 90 days
  • Samoa – 90 days in 180 day period
  • Solomon Islands – 90 days in 180 day period
  • Tonga – 90 days in 180 day period
  • Tuvalu – 90 days in 180 day period
  • Vanuatu – 90 days in 180 day period

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

VISA REQUIRED:

  • Nauru

I hope this article helped you find the visa-free countries for German passport holders and citizens to start planning your next holiday or a round-the-world backpacking trip.

If you have any questions or if we miss anything, let us know in the comment section below.

DISCLAIMER

A Mary Road is not responsible for any situation where the reader was denied admittance to the above-listed countries. Please refer to our Disclosure. We advise you to always double-check visa information as they change quite often to avoid any hassles.

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If you are a German traveller, check this German passport visa free countries where we list the visa-free, visa on arrival, an evisa #germantraveller #passportguide #travelvisa #visaguide #amazingdestinations via @amaryroad
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Mary is the founder of amaryroad and one of the experts when it comes to travelling in Southeast Asia. Mary has been travelling around the world since 2013, she have extensively travelled and lived in Southeast Asian countries. She also has been featured in popular publications in the Philippines such as GMA Network, When in Manila, and Tripzilla. Today, Mary continues her round-the-world trip with no final destination. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

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