A question to the euro-spherePosted: February 2, 2012
Some of you, euro-travellers, may have experienced what could be described as an identity control when spending the night in a hotel in some European countries. I think in particular to Italy where the hotel staff ask for identification(documenti) upon arrival, and also to Finland, where the traveller fill out a form indicating his time of stay and country of origin.
This raise some questions:
- Does this kind of control happen in other countries (I did not visit all of them — yet) ?
- What is the purpose of it ?
- How does this stand in respect to the freedom of circulation in the European Union ?
If you experienced such control or have some kind of answer, please contribute on the comments section of by twitter.