When it comes to flights, a lot can go wrong, so the EU insists on getting things right. And that means compensation and refunds for delays and cancellations.
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MY TRAVELS. MY LIFE.
Travel easily within the EU
At the swipe of my phone, I can fly between EU cities for the price of a lunch. The cost of flying fell by 41% between 1992 and 2000 as a result of EU deregulation and market liberalisation – meaning there are now more airlines to choose from to get the best deal. Next month, schnitzel in Salzburg?
Using my credit card in Barcelona, Budapest or Bratislava? As an EU citizen, transaction charges – online, offline, any time – are the same as at home.
Autoroute or Autobahn? Toll road or coastal road? If my driver’s licence is issued by an EU country, it can be used everywhere in the EU.
Simply being one of the EU’s 512 million citizens allows me to explore, work or live in 28 diverse, exciting European countries. One passport, infinite possibilities.
Delete that currency app, step away from the bureau de change, and say bonjour and hola to the euro. Now welcome in 19 countries, it’s become an EU travel essential.
How it works
Being an EU citizen means I can explore, study or work in another EU country – it’s a fundamental right. The Schengen Agreement abolished border checks for 26 European countries, so I can travel easily without showing either a passport or ID when moving from one to another. What’s more, the common currency means that I can pay in euros in 19 countries. All this, and more, gives me the freedom to make endless travel choices, all protected by EU rights that keep me stress-free and safe.
Did you know
The percentage drop in promotional air fare prices between 1992 and 2000 as EU deregulation took hold.
The number of journeys taking place across the 26 countries of the Schengen Area every year without the need to show a passport or ID card.
The number of people who use the euro in 19 countries every single day.
€430 million per year
The decrease in compensatory damages to consumers as a result of the European Union’s protection for package holidays, which includes stronger cancellation rights and clearer guidance on who is liable if something goes wrong. Read more
Anywhere, anytime in the EU, this free number could save my life. To call the fire brigade, police or ambulance service, I can simply dial 112.
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