Asked • 04/18/19

Was a passport needed to travel between UK and France in 1972?

In Hitchcock's 1972 film ***Frenzy*** (at about the time 00:54:55) a character says: ***We can get a day trip to France. You don't need a passport.*** (He is a commoner, no diplomatic status etc, in fact a fugitive from justice, unjustly accused...) I think that the plot of the movie happens at about the same date as the creation of the movie. Is it true that no passport was needed to go from London to Paris at that time? Was it because of the means of transport - namely boat in this case? If yes: when was passport control introduced?

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