Updated : 19/05/2014
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EU citizens and their family members don't always need to carry a valid ID or passport.
Even though there is no obligation to carry your ID with you, it can still be useful to have it to hand. In an emergency (accident, crime, road checks by authorised services such as the police or city guard), you can then avoid the unnecessary hassle of being stopped to give an explanation, for instance.