As an EU citizen you can do as much shopping as you want in all EU countries. Check the guide levels for tobacco and alcohol, VAT rates, rules on endangered species, meat and dairy products and what the EU is doing to protect consumers.
Whether travelling by road, air, rail or water this section provides practical information on driving licences, motor insurance, road safety, tolls, air passenger rights, airport security and rail passenger rights.
As an EU citizen you are entitled to healthcare services if you fall ill on your travels. Find out here how the European Health Insurance Card is making this simpler. Check out bathing water quality or ozone levels before you go and decide what suncreams to take.
Whatever your interests, you will find plenty to do in Europe. This section offers some suggestions.
Travelling with dog, cat or ferret is now much easier with the new EU pet passport. Check on the requirements here.
112 is the emergency number to ring anywhere in the EU. You will find other useful advice in this section if things should go wrong.
Track your carbon footprint and follow some tips for saving energy and resources and reducing your emissions.
Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.
There is so much for the traveller to discover and all this has been made much easier thanks to the European Union. You can cross many borders within the EU without being checked and the euro makes it easier to shop around for bargains. So take advantage of all that is on offer and explore.