Foreign travel advice
There has been a reported terrorist incident at the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre on 22 July. All Munich public transport has been shut down. If you are in an affected area, you are advised to stay indoors where possible and follow the advice of local authorities who are advising people to avoid crowded places across the city. Munich police have issued the following emergency number for those affected and concerned friends and family: 0049 89 2910 1910.
The EU Referendum held on 23 June delivered a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has made a statement. In hisstatement, the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, and European citizens in the UK, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances, and that there would be no initial change to the way people can travel. Until it leaves, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The period for exit, under the EU Treaties, is two years unless the other Member States agree to extend it.
There is a high threat from terrorism. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings. See Terrorism
There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you, but the police are currently carrying out more frequent ID checks. If you’re asked to show your passport and you don’t have it with you, the police may escort you to wherever your passport is being kept so that you can show it to them.
There’s been considerable disruption to rail, road and ferry transport between Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Germany. The German government has reinstated immigration controls at its borders with Austria. If you’re travelling by road, train or ferry, allow additional time for disruptions, be vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities. Check with local media and your transport provider for more information.
Around 2,000,000 British nationals visit Germany every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.
British nationals have been arrested for possessing counterfeit currency. Avoid changing money anywhere other than banks or legitimate bureaux de change.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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