Is it safe to travel to Germany? Mulled wine and Christmas cheer have been replaced by blood and fear in Germany after a lorry ploughed into a crowded Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

But should the suspected terrorism at the market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stop you from travelling to Germany?

If you’re one of the two million British nationals who travel to Germany every year, you may be nervous about visiting the country. So here’s what you need to know:

[Read more: Berlin Christmas market truck attack ‘act of terrorism’] Increased security

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) says there’s a high threat from terrorism in Germany, and the German government says increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings.

There’s likely to be increased security over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. The FCO says tourists should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. ID checks There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you in Germany, but police are currently carrying out more frequent ID […]