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For the time being, the United Kingdom remains a full member of the EU and rights and obligations continue to fully apply in and to the UK:

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 :

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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.

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