For information to help young people travelling in the European Union; how to get there, where to stay, even for those travelling on a shoestring budget, visit the EU Youth Portal. Whether you are visiting a country, moving there for a couple of months (to study, work or volunteer), or living there already, these pages will show you where to start to find the information you need.
Travel within the European Union has become much easier in the last few years. Many EU member states have abolished all border controls (immigration and customs), meaning you can simply cross from one country to the next without stopping to show your passport or have your baggage checked. Effectively, the border has disappeared between member states that have ratified the relevant parts of the Schengen Agreement, so you can travel freely between the following member states without passport or customs checks:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the two associated countries, Norway and Iceland.
Note that you will still be subject to passport and customs checks when travelling from or to the UK or Ireland, since these countries have not signed the relevant parts of the Schengen Agreement.
Many EU member states use the euro as their currency. This means that you donít have to change money when you travel between these member states, so you avoid paying commission and losing money because of differing exchange rates. The EU Economic and Financial Affairs page has information on the euro and which member states use it at the moment.
Using your Mobile - While you are on holiday in other EU countries, all the necessary information about cheaper mobile calls abroad - roaming services for EU consumers. It also gives you up to date information about what the EU is doing.
Member States' national telecoms regulators must ensure that mobile phone operators comply with the EU roaming regulation. In case of any problems or questions, contact the national regulator in the Member State where your mobile operator is based.
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