ETIAS for Germany will be implemented in 2021. After it is introduced, it will be a requirement for many nationalities who travel to Germany or any other country in the Schengen Area. To apply for ETIAS, it will necessary to fill out the online ETIAS application which will only take a matter of minutes.
The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe has been designed to strengthen the security of the Schengen Area. ETIAS applicants will be screened using several security databases as part of the application process. This will allow the authorities to identify security risks.
In recent years, a number of Europe’s cities have been targeted by terrorists. ETIAS will make travel to Germany much safer for both visitors and locals. ETIAS authorization will be valid for three years and will allow visa waiver-holders to spend up to 90 days in the Schengen Area (in any 180-day period).
How can Canadians apply for ETIAS to visit Germany?
Canadians will be able to complete the application for an ETIAS visa waiver for Germany by filling out the online form. The ETIAS application for Germany will consist of a range of questions which travelers will need to answer by entering information such as their name, address, date of birth, travel plans, and health information.
To successfully obtain an ETIAS visa waiver, applicants will need to meet the basic ETIAS requirements for Germany which includes having a passport from one of the eligible countries. Applicants will be required to pay a fee using a credit or debit card.
Traveling to Germany from Canada with an ETIAS authorization
Once an application has been submitted and approved, the ETIAS to Germany will be sent to the traveler by email. Canadians will be able to enter Germany by presenting their ETIAS visa waiver, along with their passport, to the German border authorities.
The Schengen Area has no hard, internal borders which means that travelers can move freely between the Schengen countries once they have entered the zone. There is only one shared, external border.
Basic information about Germany
With 82 million people, Germany has the largest population of the Schengen countries. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, its reputation as a lively, fascinating country to visit has continued to grow.
Germany has played a central role in Europe for decades. It is one of the founding members of the European Union (EU) and has been highly influential in shaping policy ever since. Germany shares borders with nine countries: Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Passport and document requirements
Applicants will need to have a valid Canadian passport to obtain an ETIAS German tourist visa waiver. There will be a section of the form where applicants will enter their passport details including the passport number, nationality, and expiry date.
ETIAS will be attached to specific passports. This means that the same passport will need to be used for the application form and for entering Germany (or any other Schengen country). It will not be possible to transfer an ETIAS authorization between passports.
Germany has become a very popular choice for holidaymakers in recent years. The cities are fascinating, beautiful, and tell the nation’s long, intricate history. The enigmatic landscapes consist of stunning rivers, rivers, mountains, and North Sea beaches.
Berlin, the capital, has become one of Europe’s most visited cities. It is home to historical sites, such as the Brandenburg Gates, as well an unparalleled nightlife scene and world-class museums. Munich is famous for its beer halls and pàrticularly for Oktoberfest which draws thousands of visitors each year.
Bavaria is a popular region of Germany for those who want to explore rural Germany. It is renowned for its medieval castles which look like they are from a fairytale and its idyllic countryside. Each region of Germany has its own culture. It is a very diverse nation, and each region offers something unique.
Health Information for travelers to Germany
As in the majority of the Schengen countries, the standard of healthcare is very high. In particular, German doctors have a reputation for being thorough and the hospitals are efficient. Canadian travelers are recommended to take out an insurance policy as it eliminates the risk of high medical costs.
- If you take medication bring it in its original packaging, clearly labelled.
- The number to call an ambulance is 112.
- Tap water is safe to drink.
- Take a German phrasebook with you when visiting a pharmacy or hospital.
Canadian embassies and consulates in Germany
Berlin – Embassy of Canada
Address: Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
Telephone: 49 (30) 20312 470 / 49 (30) 20312 0
Düsseldorf – Consulate of Canada
Address: Benrather Strasse 8, 40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 49 (211) 17 21 70
Munich – Consulate of Canada
Address: Tal 29, 80331 Munich
Stuttgart – Consulate of Canada
Address: Leitzstrasse 45, 70469 Stuttgart
Telephone: 49 (711) 22 39 67 8