From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Latest update: Summary – increased security measures in Hamburg around the G20 summit from 6 to 8 July 2017

Hamburg will host the G20 summit of heads of state and government on 7 and 8 July 2017. Expect increased security measures on 6 July and during the 2-day summit, including road closures and limited access security zones around the venues. You can find details of these measures on the city of Hamburg website.

Several large and small demonstrations have been announced, and the Hamburg police have expressed concern about potential riots by activists from Germany and abroad. Follow the advice of the local authorities and take extra care if you find yourself in an area where a protest is taking place.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Germany. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you, but the police are currently carrying out more frequent ID checks. If you’re asked to show your passport and you don’t have it with you, the police may escort you to wherever your passport is being kept so that you can show it to them.

Border controls have been reintroduced at some crossing points between Germany and Austria, Denmark and Sweden. Carry your passport with you and be aware of potential delays.

Around 2,000,000 British nationals visit Germany every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

British nationals have been arrested for possessing counterfeit currency. Avoid changing money anywhere other than banks or legitimate currency exchange offices.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. 

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