Advantages to Traveling Within the European Union

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

The European Union is a fascinating block of 27 member states that have a unified government which leads to plenty of advantages for both citizens and travelers to these nations. While you might think of international travel between countries as a complicated mess, the EU certainly simplifies things. Here are some advantages that you’ll find in traveling within the EU. 

No Border Controls

Well, there are technically borders in the European Union, but you won’t find any border controls or long waits to cross because movement is not restricted within countries. That means you can cross from Spain into France without even stopping!

A Unified Currency

Nearly all countries in the EU have adopted the Euro, a currency which is used throughout 19 of the 27 member states of the entity. This is a big advantage, as prices and currencies don’t change and you won’t have to exchange money or do calculations in your head.


Finally, the extreme diversity that can be found within the EU is yet another reason to explore it. The 27 countries which combine this union features different landscapes, cultures, and languages that you will never get bored of exploring.