The European Union and the Schengen Area have implemented provisions to facilitate travel for citizens of EU member states.
Travel within the European Union
Since 1 January 2007, the European Union has 27 member states:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Cyprus, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Romania.
For citizens of a member state of the European Union:
-you may enter and travel within the countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) with no particular formalities;
- you need no residence permit if you stay for less than 3 months in a member state;
- you must have a valid passport or identity papers.
Note: in their legislation, some member states have eliminated the requirement for a residence permit for citizens of another member state.