Can EU member state citizens travel to other EU states with no passport?

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  1. Bill Hicks

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    Or more accurately can a Lithuanian fly to the UK with only his Lithuanian ID card and no passport?
     
  2. mjn

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    Not sure, but once we've crossed the border into France via Eurotunnel, we've been to Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Italy and Switzerland without showing our passports at all. And only Switzerland had any kind of border control.
     
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    Nope your friend will require a passport to my knowledge we opted to maintain control of our borders.
     
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    In answer to the thread title - YES (certainly in some cases).

    In answer to your specific question - NO, need a passort for the UK.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Even with Switzerland, there will be times when the border controls aren't up and running, thus you won't get stopped at the border.
     
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    Hungarian citizens travelling here needed only their national identity cards, as was certainly true 5 or 6 years back. No need for an actual passport.
     
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    Yep. according to the boarder control agency website you can travel to uk with national identity cards,

    UK Border Agency | Arriving at the UK border

    What travel documents are accepted at the border?
    You must be the legal holder of a genuine document. Your documents must be valid and issued by a government or authority. The most common examples of travel documents are:

    • national passports; or
    • 1951 Convention travel documents for refugees.
    We also accept national identity cards for EEA citizens.
     
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    It depends if the country has signed up to Schengen agreement or not. The UK did not so a passport is needed when travelling from EU to UK and vice versa.

    I was on flight from Austria via Frankfurt airport Germany. After boardng in Austria there were no more security checks when landing at Frankfurt airport for the onward flight to the UK. But on the return journey from the UK the plane landed at the same Schengen terminal in Frankfurt and the passengers were then informed that because we came from a non-schengen country, UK, we had to board a bus and be escorted to a different part of the airport for boarder controls.

    They announced this on the plane on landing and I did wonder how many of the Brits on the flight new what they going on about; Schengen vs non-Schengen?

    Schengen Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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