Updated : 10/07/2017
Under EU rules, all travellers (including infants) need a valid ID card or passport to travel.
But, if you have:
the 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.
See the current rules and information (where available) and/or visit the websites of the authorities of the country you are travelling both from and to :Choose country
* Information not yet provided by national authorities
The European Commission is not responsible for the content of external websites.
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.