Want to spend your holidays in Germany? Are you planning an expatriation project in Germany? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Political regime: Federal Republic
- Capital: Berlin
- Area: 357,027 sq km
- Population: 82.5 million
- Spoken languages: German
- Currency: euro
For EU nationals, a simple ID card is all it takes. For a stay of more than three months, the Office of Foreigners (Ausl-nderamt) issues a residence card (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) on presentation of proof of resources, a certificate of residence (Wohnungsbescheinigung) and an ID valid.
French Embassy in Berlin
Platz 5 Pariser
Tel: 49 590 03 90 00
Fax: 49,590 03 91 10
German Embassy in Paris
13-15 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue – 75008 Paris
Vaccines and safety in Germany
Vaccines and local diseases
No vaccine is required for visitors. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) certifies your rights to health insurance in Europe. During a temporary stay in a Member State of the European Union, it allows you to benefit from the medically necessary care. It is recommended that you take out additional insurance.
Security in Germany
Terrorist attacks took place in Germany in 2016. A general attitude of caution should be recommended in public places, especially at peak times.
There has been a growing increase in petty crime (pickpocketing) in tourist areas, major cities, major airports and central railway stations. Before you leave, be sure to read the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Health insurance and repatriation in Germany
Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Germany? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to Charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel,international student and expatriate insurance packages.