Last checked: 22/04/2022

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Coronavirus: safely resuming travel

Under EU rules, all travellers (including infants) need a valid ID card or passport to travel.

But, if you have:

EU countries have systems in place to deal with such cases.

It is, though, up to each EU country to decide whether and/or when it allows EU citizens to enter or exit their territory without a valid travel document.

Check the exact rules for the countries you are travelling to and from.

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As there are no EU rules on travelling without a valid travel document, conditions and procedures vary widely from country to country (and may change without notice). If you have already set off on your trip and:

Bear in mind that, even where some countries allow you to leave or enter their territory without a valid travel document, you may still need to show one in countries you are transiting through.

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