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International Ferry Travel ID Requirements

We get a lot of questions about passports or IDs needed on ferry travel, as we can’t answer all these questions individually, we decided to dig into this topic and provide once and for all the perfect guide for documents that are required when traveling with a ferry from one country to another and what is needed for the ferry crossings. When substantial changes occur, we will update this guide.

Summary: The travel documents needed when traveling by ferry

  • The required travel documents for ferry travel between countries depend on several factors, such as the countries involved, the citizenship of the tourists, and the purpose of the travel. In general, however, most ferry crossings require a valid passport or other recognized travel documents, such as a visa or identity card, especially for non-citizens.
  • For citizens of the European Union and the Schengen area, an ID card may suffice for travel within the region. (do check your ferry operator for the exact rules, as many mention that a passport is recommended) Non-citizens typically require a passport, visa, or both depending on the specific country's entry requirements.
  • Some ferry crossings also require proof of onward travel or return tickets, mostly in combination with a visa.
  • When you are not sure about your crossing, it's essential to check with the ferry operator (mostly info from the FAQ or the General Terms, we listed many below) and the relevant immigration authorities for specific travel document requirements before embarking; those are the two sources we found the most info.
  • If you have any questions or need additional info, do not mail us but place a comment below. We will answer the question within 24 hours. Please always double-check this data at the official government websites to which you make a transfer.
Last Update / Revision: June 2023

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Canada/US Border Ferry ID Requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
CanadaUS & USCanadaThe Cat, BC Ferries, Coho FerriesAll tourists from US and Canada are required to show a valid passport to enter both Canada and the United States.

There are exceptions however that we listed below.
Sources: Coho Ferries ID Reqs, The Cat FAQ

For U.S. and Canadian citizens

When crossing the US/Canada border, US and Canadian citizens are required to present valid travel documents. Acceptable documents (you need at least one of the following) include:

  • A valid passport
  • A U.S. Passport Card
  • NEXUS trusted traveler card
  • Enhanced Driver's License from one of the following provinces/states: British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, or Washington Stat. Please note: “REAL IDs” (issued by some states to comply with FAA and domestic federal requirements) are not valid travel documents for an international border crossing. 
  • Enhanced identification card (for example enhanced Tribal cards, if available) 
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • U.S. Military Identification with military travel orders 
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Document with official Maritime business 

All U.S. & Canadian citizens aged 15 and under only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a birth certificate or citizenship card. In some cases, children under 18 who are traveling with a school, religious group, social organization, or sports team may be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship.

Source[1]Coho Ferries: ID Reqs Coho Ferries

For Non-Canadian or US citizens

You always need a valid passport. Additionally, for entry into the US, you need ESTA authorization, be sure to do this in time, as this can take up to 72 hours. Here you can fill in your ESTA application. For entry into Canada, for some countries, you have to get a VISA, here, you can get more info: Visa to Canada.

US/Bahamas Ferry ID Requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
US-BahamasBalearia Caribbeanall U.S. Citizen adults and minors must be in possession of a current, valid passport book or passport card which you must show when traveling on this connection. There are however many exceptions to this rule as you can read below.
Sources: Balearia Travel Documents

In accordance with Customs, and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, please be advised that all U.S. Citizens adults, and minors must be in possession of a current, valid passport book or passport card as of, April 23, 2018. [2]Balearia Caribbean: ID Reqs Balearia

While some websites (maybe with outdated info) mention that you can travel without a passport in some cases, we would advise against this,f seeing the rules on Balearia Caribbean. The rules in full:

US residents same day travel:

  • US Residents must travel with a valid ARC (Green card).
  • It is advisable to present a valid passport of the country of citizenship at check-in.
  • If ARC is expired, the traveler must bring the original extension document with the expired ARC card​.

US residents overnight:

  • Bring ARC (green card) and must have a passport of the country you were born in.

US citizens same day travel or overnight:

  • All passengers need to bring a valid US passport or a valid us passport card.
  • EDLs are only valid for day trips and only apply to passengers from Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Washington, and Vermont. The rest of the guests traveling for a day trip need to bring their passports.​​
  • Euro border cards, sentry, nexus, or global entry cards are not accepted
  • For current information on regulations for international travel, visit the travel section of the border protection home page: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
  • Make sure your passport's expiration date is more than 6 months after your travel date.

Non-US citizens same day travel or overnight: (entry from the US or Canada to Bahamas)

  • Valid passport with *valid entry stamp (B1/B2 or w/t countries)
  • Valid visa with multiple entries (all classifications)
  • Waiver visa countries must have their Esta form • F1 & M1 visas must have current original I-20 form with valid signatures. Pg 2 Travel authorization must have a current signature.
  • J1 visas must have a current original DS 2019 form, completed with current signatures. Must have a current signature in the travel authorization box
  • C1/D Visas cannot travel. C1/d’s can only travel on the carrier or vessel in which they are employed. They can travel if they sign off as a tourist and have a valid tourist, B1/B2 or B/1 visa or valid w/t entry stamp under their tourist visa.
  • If there is no current entry stamp in your passport, you must bring your boarding card or your ticket or if you are traveling with an electronic ticket you must have a copy of your travel itinerary and ticket number.
  • F1 – You are allowed to travel within your 30-day grace period after the expiration of your F1 visa or I-20 form. Please have a copy of your ticket of return to your country available.
  • J1 & M1 visas cannot travel after their visa or I20 (M1’s) or DS 2019 (J1’s) forms have expired. your 30-day grace period allows you to stay in the US without penalty, not to travel internationally, and reenter the US from a foreign destination other than your country of citizenship.

Bahamian VISAs

  • Some countries require Bahamian visas to spend one or more nights on the island. please check with the Bahamian consulate to see if your country requires a Bahamian Visa for overnight travel.
  • If a person is born in one country and is a resident in another (other than the US or Canada), Bahamian visa documentation is required based on the country of birth/citizenship.

Bahamian citizens

  • A valid passport and valid U.S. visa (for travel into the United States).
  • Arc (alien resident card holders) must have a valid passport and a valid Arc card
  • Bahamian residents (not Bahamian citizens) must have a valid residency card of the Bahamas or a letter of permission to reside from the Bahamian ministry or a valid residency stamp in their valid passport of their country of citizenship

A one-way ticket to the Bahamas

  • Only Bahamian citizens or residents can purchase one-way tickets from the US to the Bahamas; all other passengers must show proof that they will leave the island with a different vessel or carrier.
  • Entry/exit laws and requirements are subject to change without notice.

Source[3]Balearia Caribbean: Travel Documents

From the UK to Mainland Europe

PO ferries passport ID rules on the ferry
The page with all the rules from P&O Ferries
CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
UK – EuropeDFDS, P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Stena, Irish FerriesWhen traveling to or from the UK or France, all passengers, including babies, must have a valid passport or officially recognized European Union I.D. card, and in some cases, a visa may be required. If you're driving, you will also need a valid driving license.
Sources: Irish Ferries passport rules, PO ferries travel docs

If you want to travel internationally by ferry from the UK to Mainland Europe, you have three options: From the UK to France, from the UK to Spain, and from the UK to The Netherlands.

If you're a UK passport holder traveling into an EU member country (except Ireland) after January 1, 2021, your passport must be valid for at least three months from the date you leave the EU member country unless you have an EU-issued residence permit or a long-term visa. It should also be issued within the previous ten years upon the date of arrival. You are responsible for ensuring your passport is valid for travel to/from the EU.

For French people not resident in the UK entering UK territory, carrying a passport is compulsory, as the identity card is no longer accepted as a travel document. For French people resident in the UK with settled or pre-settled status, the identity card remains valid until 2025. If you have both a passport and an identity card, it is recommended that you travel with the identity document linked to your resident status in the UK.

Non-EU nationals should check with the relevant embassy before traveling as they may need a visa in addition to a passport. EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens can travel to the UK without needing a visa for holidays or short trips. A valid passport, which should be valid for the whole time you're in the UK, can be used to cross the UK border.

Passengers who arrive at ports without a valid passport or officially recognized European Union ID card (and a visa if required) will not be allowed to travel and/or enter either mainland Europe.

Source[4]Irish ferries: Passport rules to Mainland Europe

From Mainland Europe to the UK

If you want to travel internationally by ferry from Mainland Europe to the UK you have three options: From the Netherlands to the UK, from Spain to the UK, to the UK from France. The rules are more or less the same as mentioned above as you can see in the points below:

  • All EU citizens (including children and infants) traveling to/from England must hold a valid passport valid beyond the date of return.
  • All UK citizens (including children and infants) traveling to/from the Netherlands must hold a valid passport valid for 3 months after the date of return.
  • Other passport holders should check with the relevant embassy regarding passport and visa requirements.

Source[5]Stena Line: Travel ID Reqs

UK/Ireland ferry ID Requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
UK – Ireland & Ireland – UKDFDS, P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Stena, Irish FerriesWhen travelling from the UK to Ireland and vice versa, a Passport is recommended, but for Irish and UK citizens not required. You always need to be able to ID yourself, however. For non-UK and Irish citizens, a passport (or visa when applicable) is required.
Source: Identification at Irish Ferries



It is highly recommended that all passengers traveling between the UK and Ireland bring a valid passport when traveling. Even though Irish and British citizens are not legally required to present their passports when traveling between the two countries, they still need to provide some form of photo identification.

However, passengers who are not Irish or British citizens need to present their passports, and they should also check with their respective embassies to determine if they need a visa before traveling. In the event that passengers arrive at the ports without any valid documentation, they may be denied entry into either Ireland or Britain.

To ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience, passengers should carry any of the following valid means of identification when traveling on these routes: a valid passport, photographic driving license, international student card, government-issued photographic ID cards, health insurance/social security photographic ID cards, photographic bus/train pass, place of work photographic ID, or birth certificate (for passengers under 18 years old with no photo ID).

England/Northern Ireland Ferry ID Requirements

These requirements are the same as the above “UK/Ireland ferry ID Requirements”.

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Britain – Northern Ireland & Northern Ireland – BritainDFDS, P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Stena, Irish FerriesWhen travelling from the UK to Ireland and vice versa a Passport is recommended but for Irish and UK citizens not required. You always need to be able to ID yourself, however. For non-UK and non-Irish citizens, a passport (or visa when applicable) is required.
Source: Identification at Irish Ferries
Comments under a question regarding the ID requirements for the connection from Northern England to England on Tripadvisor.co.uk.

Ireland to Mainland Europe Ferry ID Requirements

While many tourists think that Ireland is within the Schengen area, this is not the case. You can see this on the map below, which is why many people wonder how IDs work when traveling from Ireland to Mainland Europe.

All Countries within the Schengen zone, in orange, are the future countries to be added. Ireland and the UK are as seen on this map, not in the Schengen zone.

Because of this, the rules are the same as the rules when traveling from the UK to Europe:

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Ireland – EuropeDFDS, P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Stena, Irish FerriesWhen traveling to or from the UK or France, all passengers, including babies, must have a valid passport or officially recognized European Union I.D. card, and in some cases, a visa may be required. If you're driving, you will also need a valid driving license.
Sources: Irish Ferries passport rules, PO ferries travel docs, Stena Ireland rules

UK citizens traveling to/from Continental Europe must bring a valid passport. Remember that the name on the passport must match the name on the booking; otherwise, you may not be able to travel, and your insurance may be invalid.

A passport for all UK citizens (including children and infants), valid for 3 months beyond the proposed date of return, is required for all trips to Continental Europe. We reserve the right to check and record details of such documentation and to refuse your permission to board if such documentation is not produced to our satisfaction. You will be required to reimburse us in full for any fines, repatriation or other removal costs, detention costs, and all related expenses which we may bear or incur because of your failure to produce such documentation to the relevant authorities.

It is essential to have your passport close to hand for possible inspection when checking in, embarking on the vessel, disembarking it, and entering a country.

EU citizens in possession of an officially recognized European ID Card may use this or a valid Passport with an MRZ code when traveling from between Ireland and Mainland Europe. In some cases, a visa may also be required. Remember that the name on your passport/European Union ID card must match the name on your booking otherwise, you may not be able to travel and your insurance may be invalid.

A passport/ European Union ID card for all EU citizens (including children and infants), valid beyond the date of return, is required for all trips to/from France.

Other passport holders should check with the relevant embassy regarding passport and visa requirements.

Source[6]Stena Ireland: Passport Rules

Germany/Denmark ferry ID requirements

The ferry routes below connect Germany with Denmark, these routes are within the EU / Schengen zone, which me EU Citizens can travel with a valid ID.

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Germany – DenmarkScandlinesAll passengers must have a valid identity card (When EU citizen) or passport, which must be presented on request.
Sources: Travel documents for EU nationals, travel requirements for non-EU Nationals

For tourists from within the EU / EEA a valid passport with an MRZ code or a National Identification Card of EU standard with an MRZ code and/or chip, issued by a national authority within the EU / EEA can be used. Nordic citizens may also use a driving license issued in a Nordic country.

When you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are traveling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

Sweden/Denmark ferry ID requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Sweden – DenmarkForSea, Bornholmslinjen, Scandlines, Stena LineAll passengers must have a valid identity card (When EU citizen) or passport, which must be presented on request.
Sources: Travel documents for EU nationals, travel docs for non-eu Nationals, Swedish passport control, Stena Travel ID Reqs.
The Swedish government has decided to reduce ID checks when entering Sweden.

However, border controls may still be issued by Swedish police when getting off the ferry.
To avoid waiting times, please be ready to present your valid passport, driver’s license (issued in a Nordic country), or national ID card when entering Sweden and traveling inside the Nordics. Please note that it is the traveler’s responsibility to confirm his or her citizenship.

When you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are traveling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

Europe Mainland/Norway ferry ID requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
EU Other countries / NorwayColorline, Fjordline, DFDS, HNLAll passengers must have a valid identity card (When EU citizen) or passport, which must be presented on request. Make especially sure that when travelling to Norway a Driver's license is not a valid travel document.
Sources: Travel documents for EU nationals, travel docs for non-eu Nationals, HNL Travel Information.

When you want to travel to Norway for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa, as long as you are in possession of a passport from one of the Schengen countries. Traveling to Norway is only possible with a valid passport or valid identity card. Please note: a driver’s license is not a valid travel document! Source[7]Holland Norway Lines: Travel Information

Spain/Morocco ferry ID requirements

There are multiple ferry lines leaving from Spain to Morocco per day. The travel ID requirements for Spain/Morocco are the same as for France/Morocco. The rules are strict on this crossing:

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Spain (Schengen/EU) to MoroccoFRS, Inter Shipping, Balearia, ArmasWhen traveling to Morocco, you must have a passport. if you are a citizen of certain countries, you also need a Visa. Your passport will receive stamps at the border crossing.
from Morocco to Spain (Schengen)FRS, Inter Shipping, Balearia, ArmasYou need a Schengen Visa if you are traveling from Morocco and when you are not a citizen of any Schengen country.
Sources: FRS travel docs, Balearia Help center, Where to apply for a Schengen visa

When traveling to Morocco, you must have a passport. For passengers from certain countries, a visa might also be needed, which should be obtained at the country’s consulate. You can consult the list of countries that do not require a visa to enter Morocco here.

In the case of the guided day trip to Tangier, it will be necessary to carry an ID card if you are a citizen of a European Union country, a passport for those who do not have this nationality, and a visa for those who do not appear in the above-mentioned list.

During the ferry, you might need to fill in a form (Was at least so during cover-19), which can be found on the ships. At our sales points, you’ll find forms for passenger control. The white form (for entry to Morocco) should be correctly filled in and presented to the authorities, who will be found on the ship. The form should be delivered during the crossing.

Traveling with a vehicle on these ferries: If you travel to Spain, you need to show your circulation permit and insurance. If you travel to or from Morocco, you need to present the vehicle's technical data sheet, registration certificate, and valid insurance. In case the car is not yours, you also need to present authorization from the owner (stating the ID of both and a declaration of authorization) and a photocopy of the ID of the owner on both sides.

Source: [8]FRS: Travel ID Documentation

Tunisia / Mainland Europe ID requirements

We have to be completely honest that the data regarding ID requirements on these ferries are limited due to the companies sailing on these routes do not provide sufficient info.

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
EU to TunisiaGrandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, CTN Ferries & Tirrenia (CTN)When traveling to Tunisia, you must have a passport. Citizens from certain countries also need a Visa.
from Tunisia to the EUGrandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, CTN Ferries & Tirrenia (CTN)You need a Schengen Visa + passport if you are traveling from Tunisia and when you are not a citizen of any Schengen country.
Sources: Minoan Travel Doc requirements, Grimaldi Travel Doc requirements.

Are you headed to/from Tunisia? Always carry the following with you:

  • Your Ticket
  • Passport
  • (visa if applicable)
  • Prove of stay (like a hotel booking confirmation or whatsoever)

Check the validity of the documents before departure.

Source[9]GNV: Travel ID Reqs

Passport validity to Tunisia from the UK perspective

If you are visiting Tunisia, your passport should be valid for the full duration of your stay. You don’t need any additional period of validity beyond this. Dual British-Tunisian nationals should enter and leave Tunisia on their Tunisian passports. Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements. For visits lasting less than 90 days, British passport holders do not need a visa to enter Tunisia. For stays longer than 90 days, you will need a visa. You should contact the Tunisian Embassy in London for information on how to apply,

Europe Mainland/Sweden ferry ID requirements

Both countries will be in the Schengen Zone, meaning you ‘can' travel by ID alone. However, a passport is always recommended:

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
EU Other countries / SwedenFRS, ForSea, Scandlines, Hansa Destinations, Etc.For traveling with our Sweden ferries, you need a valid passport or if you are an EU citizen a valid identity card will also be approved.
Sources: Travel documents for EU nationals, travel docs for non-eu Nationals, HNL Travel Information.

That said, it's legal for the police to check that you're in the country legally, and in some countries, you're required to carry an ID. If you're a Swedish citizen, your National Identity Card should be fine.

On the website of TT-Line, they state the following:

For traveling with our Sweden ferries you need a valid passport or if you are an EU citizen a valid identity card will also be approved. The documents will be checked at the Check-In or on board. Please note that children also need their own identity card.

Source[10]TT-Line: Before your trip

Argentina/Uruguay ID Requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Argentina – UruguayBuquebus, Colonia ExpressYou need a valid passport if you are traveling on these ferries if you are not from Argentina or Uruguay. (Then a National identity document would be enough)
Sources: Travel docs req. Buquebus

For citizens of many territories, including the United States, Australia, Canada, members of the EU, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and more, only a valid passport or ID card is needed to enter Uruguay if your visit is under 90 days and your purpose is tourism. The same rules more or less apply when you visit Argentina.

If you are from Argentina or a National identity document (DNI) card will do on this trip.

visa countries: If you are a national of a country that needs a visa to enter Uruguay, you may need to pay a fee, fill out a visa application form, and submit copies of your passport and other documents. That list can be seen here.
Very important: Given the new provision of Migrations Argentina, it is mandatory to keep in good condition and present upon return to Uruguay the migratory card with which I embark in the port of Colonia or in the port of Montevideo, without the said card, you will not be able to leave Argentina. More about that here.

Denmark/Iceland ferry ID requirements

This is what you need on the ferry connection from Denmark to Iceland (Keep in mind Iceland is within the Schengen zone)

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Denmark – IcelandSmyril lineAll passengers must have a valid identity card (When EU citizen) or passport, which must be presented on request. A passport, however is strongly advised by Smyril line.
Sources: Travel documents for EU nationals, travel docs for non-eu Nationals, Smyril Line General Terms.

Travel documents on this ferry:

All tourists must be in possession of a valid travel document, ready to present if requested. Travelers are liable for any expenses that may arise if tourists are refused entry due to missing travel documents.

All tourists are strongly advised to bring along with them a valid passport, as a passport is the only valid identity caution for international travel. Leaving/entering the Schengen area, a valid passport is compulsory. If a traveler does not have an EU passport, this should be mentioned when the booking is made.

Source[11]Smyril-Line – General Terms

Singapore/Indonesia ferry ID requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Singapore-Indonesia & Indonesia SingaporeSindo Ferry, Majestic, Batam Fast, Horizon FerriesTo enter Singapore, you need valid vaccination requirements + a valid passport (minimum 6-month passport validity ) and/or Visa.

To Enter Indonesia, your passport or traveling document must be valid at least six (6) months after the date of entry, and/or a valid VISA is required.
Sources: Entering Singapore, Visa Info Sindoferry to Indonesia

To enter Singapore, tourists must meet the following immigration requirements:

Passport Validity: Have minimum 6-month passport validity if you are not a Singapore passport holder

Visa: Short-term tourists holding a passport or travel document from a visa-required country/region must apply for a Visa. Visa-required tourists can use the Visa-Free Transit Facility for a stay of less than 96 hours in Singapore if eligible.

SG Arrival Card (SGAC): All tourists must fill in the SGAC declaration up to 3 days before arrival
Only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass Holders entering via land checkpoints do not need to fill in the SGAC

Short-Term tourists should have sufficient cash and proof of onward travel (tickets, visas) and ensure that they do not stay beyond the visit pass validity.

When you want to take a ferry to Indonesia:

Passport: Your passport or traveling document must be valid at least six (6) months after the date of entry.

Visa: Countries/Passports that DO NOT REQUIRE VISA for a short visit.

If you are holding a passport issued by one of the following countries, VISA is not required to Indonesia:

BruneiCambodiaMalaysiaSingaporeVietnam
PhilippinesLaosMyanmarThailand 
     

NOTE: You can only stay in Indonesia for up to 30 days without a visa and for leisure purposes only. If you are going to Indonesia for business purposes, you are advised to apply for a business visa. Please refer to your nearest Indonesian embassy or visit their website for more updated information.

Singapore/Malaysia ferry ID requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
Singapore-Malaysia & Malaysia-SingaporeTo enter Singapore, you need valid vaccination requirements + a valid passport (minimum 6-month passport validity ) and/or Visa.

For entering Malaysia, check the following page: kln.gov.my
Sources: Entering Singapore, Malaysia-Singapore GOV

Malaysia/Indonesia ferry ID requirements

Check the above connections for more data regarding the ID needed on this connection.

Visa requirements by country: Malaysia info

St Martin/St Barts ferry ID requirements

CrossingOperatorsSummary of ID Requirements
St Martin to St BarthèlemenyVoyagerNationals of the European Union must present their identity card or passport.
Other nationalities (including Americans and Canadians) must present at least one valid passport. Attention: a French visa, to be obtained in the country of origin, is sometimes necessary for certain nationalities.
Sources: Prepare your trip

Definitions

EEA: The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. It allows them to be part of the EU’s single market.

Schengen Area: The 27 Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

EFTA countries: (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) 

Frequently Asked Questions / Exceptions

Traveling to many countries in the EU/ Schengen Area do I need a passport?

An EU ID card should be enough if you are traveling in the EU. For short-term travel, you won't run into any issues and you don't need a passport. A passport for travel like this however is recommended. Countries, where you could run into problems, are probably the countries that are not in the Schengen Area like Ireland and the UK.

Can you travel with an Israeli passport on the ferry from China to Taiwan?

Yes you can, you are allowed to enter Taiwan for 90 days without a Visa, here you can find updates on this matter: Ministry of Foreign Affairs ROC. With multiple entries, however, problems can arise. So be sure to only travel there once or twice.

References
References
1Coho Ferries: ID Reqs Coho Ferries
2Balearia Caribbean: ID Reqs Balearia
3Balearia Caribbean: Travel Documents
4Irish ferries: Passport rules to Mainland Europe
5Stena Line: Travel ID Reqs
6Stena Ireland: Passport Rules
7Holland Norway Lines: Travel Information
8FRS: Travel ID Documentation
9GNV: Travel ID Reqs
10TT-Line: Before your trip
11Smyril-Line – General Terms

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  1. Hi, I am weighing up my options for relocating from Hamburg to Almeria in 2025. My favoured option to reduce driving and parking up with a car load full of belongings, would be driving to Hook of Holland, taking the ferry to Harwich, transferring to Portsmouth and taking the ferry to Bilbao (or Santander) and driving the final stretch over a couple of days. Could you envisage problems entering and leaving the UK as I hold both UK and German citizenship/passports? Would I be liable for any unexpected inport/export issues? Many thanks, Chris

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