I'm writing a story and one character has no passport or other ID.
What procedures are followed when crossing borders in the EEC. Are car boots/trunks, backs of trucks/lorries checked?
Are there areas between Italy and France that could be crossed without officials knowing? Have you heard of it?
On a cruise ship when you go on a shore excursion, do you need to show your passport? The character would have joined the cruise in another country.
Google searches have not been helpful for obvious reasons. I'm not trying to break the law or cause problems.