Passport and ID card
If you have a Passport and an ID card, take both with you. But be smart about it and keep them in two different places – one in your big backpack and the other in a smaller handbag, for example. That way, if you lose one of the documents, you always have a backup that will save you the hassle of having to head to the Consulate during your trip.
To be even safer, always keep a digital copy of all your documents in your email inbox. It’s a fast and easy solution that can prove to be very helpful at times of need.