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Germany health & safety

Visit Munich, Germany with STA Travel

Medical services

Every town has an emergency medical service which can provide treatment at night and at weekends.  If you need urgent health care, call an emergency doctor on 112.


European visitors have free or reduced-cost treatment available to them for emergencies.  Hospitals or clinics require you to produce a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). For non-EU citizens, insurance is highly recommended.

Germany vaccinations

No vaccinations are required for entry into Germany.

Be aware that there is a small risk of contracting Lyme disease or viral meningoencephalitis from ticks during spring and early summer.  The following areas are affected; Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, as well as certain regions within Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.  Not every tick bite leads to infection but it’s best to protect yourself when in and around ground-covering vegetation by wearing clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible.

Safety and security

Take all the normal precautions regarding your personal safety and the safety of your belongings.  Most incidents of street crime consist of theft of unattended items and pick-pocketing, and you should also be extra vigilant at airports, railway stations and markets.

Germany travel insurance

Don’t leave home without it!  Accidents happen – and they can happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like on the side of a mountain in the Italian Alps or in an alley in Venice at 3 am.  Travel insurance can cover you for all sorts of mishaps during your travel, and even before you leave.  Did you know up to 25% of all insurance claims are due to cancellation of travel?

Check out the STA Travel insurance policies and get the one that is right for you.


*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.