Security and visa matters
weltwärts exchange projects can only be carried out in countries where the participants’ safety is guaranteed. Consequently, some countries are excluded from the projects for security reasons. The travel warnings issued by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office (“Auswärtiges Amt”) also apply. All participants in development-related youth-group exchanges need a valid visa in order to enter the countries taking part in the project.
Current security warnings
Since most of the countries in the weltwärts programme are subject to travel and/or entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibilities for implementing weltwärts exchange projects are currently very limited. If you are planning exchange projects, please make sure you first contact the weltwärts Exchange Projects team at the weltwärts Coordination Unit.
You can read the latest international travel and security guidance on the Federal Foreign Office website.
To the Federal Foreign Office website