The Heads of State and Government of European Union Member States and associated non-EU Member States have agreed to the recommendation put forward by the Commission that, for the purpose of containing or slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, restrictions should be imposed on non-essential travel from third countries into the EU+ area, initially for a period of 30 days.
Federal Minister Seehofer has issued a corresponding order, with immediate effect, in accordance with article 14 paragraph 6 of the Schengen Borders Code.
The travel restrictions expressly do not apply to the following persons:
- Citizens of EU Member States and of Schengen associated countries, including their family members, as well as citizens of the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, including their family members, who are entering for the purpose of transit to their home country or country of residence;
- Third-country nationals who hold a long-term residence permit for an EU Member State or one of the countries mentioned above (a residence permit or long-term visa, e.g. for pursuing studies or taking up employment), provided that they are returning to their place of habitual residence;
- Third-country nationals in the so-called “essential functions or needs” category; these officially include:
- health care workers, health researchers, and care professionals;
- cross-border workers, transport personnel employed for the movement of goods and in other essential sectors;
- diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers insofar as they are performing official duties;
- passengers in transit;
- passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
- persons in need of international protection or seeking entry for other humanitarian reasons.
Filipino 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.
Opening hours and contact numbers:
Visa applications can be accepted in the Visa Section only after an appointment has been made for this purpose and only at the following times:
Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.
Visitors hours to e.g. collect a submitted passport or to submit additional documents (not to follow up about visa applications in person) are
Monday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Please read carefully the information regarding visas on this website and restrict your inquiries (by telephone and in writing) to specific questions concerning visa matters that are not answered by the information on the website.
Contact details of the visa section:
Phone: (0063 2) 8702 3001
Fax no.: ((0049) 30 1817 67170
For inquiries about visa matters you can call the Visa Section from Monday to Thursday from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.
NOTICE: Kindly note that the Embassy cannot give information regarding the progress of a visa application on the telephone, as the identity of the caller cannot be confirmed by the visa section. If you have specific questions about a pending application, you may send us an email and request for an appointment when the competent officer might call you and discuss your concerns over the phone.