UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany

Ten German cities will host the UEFA EURO 2024 Championship from June 14 to July 14, 2024.

  • More than 30 million ticket applications were received from 206 countries for the games.
  • 59% of tickets were requested by fans outside of Germany.
  • The most tickets were requested by fans supporting Türkiye, Hungary, England, Albania, and Croatia.

UEFA has published visa guidelines in advance of the competition>>


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Do You Need a Visa to Enter Germany?
  • The overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany shall be checked on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

  • Schengen visas may be single-, double- or multiple-entry and allow the holder to spend no more than 90 days in Germany and other Schengen countries within a 180-day period (calculated from the holder’s first arrival in the Schengen area).

  • The European Commission has a short-stay Schengen visa calculator, which travelers can use to calculate whether they fulfil the general 90 days/180-day rule or not, and to estimate for the maximum length of stays in the future from the intended date of entry on the basis of previous entry and exit dates.

Applications for Schengen visas must be made in the country of your legal residence. They have to be made personally at the embassy or consulate (or a designated service provider). Travelers should check the information on the website of the embassy or consulate for their visa application.
  • Travelers who plan to visit more than one country in the Schengen area, should apply at the embassy or consulate of the country where they will spend the longest time.
  • Travelers who plan to visit several countries in the Schengen area for equal lengths of time, should apply at the embassy or consulate of the country through which they will first enter the Schengen area.
  • If Germany is the only, the main, or the first country they will visit in the Schengen area, as explained above, travelers must apply for their visa at the German embassy or consulate in or responsible for the country in which they are legally resident. A full list of German embassies and consulates can be found at: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/aussenpolitik/laenderinformationen/

In very rare and exceptional cases, visas may be requested at border crossing points. A visa issued at an external border will be a visa limited to the country of entry and entitles the holder to stay for a maximum of 15 days. It is therefore highly recommended to follow the standard procedure and to apply in advance to the respective consulate in order to prevent any issue with the delivery of visas.

Applicants for Schengen visas are required to submit:
  • a completed and signed visa application form (a separate form is required for each traveller, even if they are travelling under the same travel document; visa applications for children under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian);

  • a valid passport with at least two empty pages, issued within the last ten years and valid for at least three months after the date on which the applicant intends to leave the Schengen area (or, in the case of multiple journeys, the date on which the applicant intends to leave for the final time);

  • a recent photograph that complies with the standards laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organization;

  • proof of travel insurance covering emergency medical care, hospitalization and repatriation (including in the event of death), with minimum cover of €30,000, valid for the entire Schengen area and the full duration of the stay;

  • documents confirming the purpose of travel, the necessary means of subsistence and accommodation;

  • information/documents enabling an assessment of the applicant’s intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa;

  • other biometric identifiers collected when the applicant submits their application (exemptions exist for specific categories of applicants);

  • visa fee;

  • service fee if the applicant is requested to submit their application through a third-party service provider.

Applications can be submitted six months in advance and must be submitted to the relevant embassy or consulate at least 15 days before the start of the intended journey. It is recommended to check the embassy’s/consulate’s information on visa appointment procedures in advance and to submit the application as early as possible. Depending on the number of applicants, waiting periods to get an appointment for the visa application might occur.

As a rule, once a Schengen visa application has been submitted, a decision is taken within 15 calendar days. This may be extended to 45 days if a more detailed examination of the application and/or additional documentation is required. More detailed information on applying for visas for Germany is available at: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/visa-service/visabestimmungen-node?view=

To enter and stay in Germany, and when crossing country borders within the Schengen area, nationals of countries outside the Schengen area must:

  • be in possession of a valid travel document (passport or ID card issued within the previous 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure) or another valid document authorizing them to cross the border;

  • be in possession of a valid Schengen visa or a valid residence permit issued by a Schengen state, unless they are specifically exempt pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1806;

  • provide evidence of the purpose, conditions and duration of their intended stay and their means of subsistence, both for the duration of their intended stay and for the return to their country of origin/residence or transit to a third country to which they are certain to be admitted, or their ability to acquire such means lawfully;

  • not be the subject of an alert issued in the Schengen Information System for the purposes of refusing entry;

  • not be considered to pose a threat to the public order, internal security, public health or international relations of any Schengen country – i.e., no alert has been issued in any country’s national database for the purposes of refusing entry on such grounds.

The German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that all foreign nationals with a valid passport and an official, personal EURO 2024 accreditation, if they are involved in the staging of EURO 2024 or are officially affiliated with the tournament, will be granted permission to enter, stay in and exit Germany and will be issued with the necessary visas. The German authorities have undertaken to implement simplified and expedited procedures to this end. UEFA is liaising with the German authorities for more information on the procedures and will update this section accordingly when more details become available.