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Council adopts directive for an EU emergency travel document

The EU is facilitating consular protection for unrepresented citizens of the EU in third countries by simplifying the issuing of safe and widely accepted emergency travel documents.

Today, the Council adopted a directive on an EU emergency travel document. The negotiations on this file were concluded under the Romanian Presidency of the Council. The directive updates the rules, format and security features of the EU emergency travel document (ETD). It simplifies the formalities for unrepresented EU citizens in third countries whose passport or travel document has been lost, stolen or destroyed, to ensure that they are provided with an emergency travel document by another member state, to enable them to travel home. The directive therefore allows unrepresented EU citizens to exercise their right to consular protection in an easier and more effective way.

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