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21.09.2021 - Article

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Travel to Germany


With effect from 19 September, 2021, the Federal Republic of Germany no longer lists Zimbabwe as a Country with a significantly elevated risk of infection (high risk area). 

However, EU-wide travel restrictions remain in place when entering Germany from Zimbabwe.  


Who is exempted from the entry restrictions?
  • German citizens or members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  • EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  • citizens of non-EU countries who have a current long-term residence permit from an EU or Schengen country and their immediate family members, as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  • fully vaccinated people (please see “What rules apply for fully vaccinated people?”)  as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  • people with important reasons to travel -as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations-, such as:
  • residents of a country who are allowed unrestricted entry into Germany (please see the list of countries here)

All visa appointments (Long term-D visa and Short term- Schengen visas) as well as German passport applications  can only be booked EXCLUSIVELY through our online appointment booking System.


Selecting Your Visa Type:


Zimbabwean or non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?
Please choose how long you are planning to stay. 

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)

Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)



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