Driving in the EU After Brexit

The UK is currently due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. This doesn’t change the cover provided by the insurers we use. There is some important information you will need if you’re planning on driving any UK-registered vehicle in the European Economic Area (EEA) and some other countries (Andorra, Serbia and Switzerland).

 

A list of EEA countries is available here.

If the UK’s exit is delayed, or a deal is agreed, we will update this advice accordingly.

What is a Green Card?

A Green Card is an international certificate of insurance issued by insurance providers, guaranteeing that the motorist has the necessary minimum motor insurance cover for driving in the country being travelled to.

 

Do I need a Green Card?

You will need a Green Card to travel anywhere within the EU plus various other countries unless the UK and EU reach a deal. The Countries you will need a green card are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

 

You will need this from the date the UK leaves the EU.

 

What happens if I don't have a Green Card?

You may be refused entry into the country or you may be accused of driving with out insurance and could be subject to a fine, having your vehicle seized or prosecution. Please note your insurer would not cover you for this. 

 

Is there a charge for a Green Card?

Your Insurer may charge to issue a green card, please complete the form below so we can find out the charges for you before you travel.

 

How much notice do I have to provide my insurer

We would recommend letting us and your insurer know at least 14 days before you are traveling. This gives your insurer enough time to post the document to you. If you have not provided your insurer with 14 days notice we may be able to email you the green card but you will need to print the document double sided on green paper or trim any white borders if you have printed the document in colour 

 

Where can I get more information about driving in Europe?

UK Government advice is here, and you can sign up for updates. You can also get specific country advice here.

 

Do I need a Green Card?

You will need a Green Card to travel anywhere within the EU plus various other countries unless the UK and EU reach a deal. You will need this from the date the UK leaves the EU.

 

What happens if I don't have a green card?

You may be refused entry into the country or you may be accused of driving with out insurance and could be subject to a fine, having your vehicle seized or prosecution. Please note your insurer would not cover you for this. 

 

What happens if I don't have a green card?

You may be refused entry into the country or you may be accused of driving with out insurance and could be subject to a fine, having your vehicle seized or prosecution. Please note your insurer would not cover you for this. 

 

What happens if I don't have a green card?

You may be refused entry into the country or you may be accused of driving with out insurance and could be subject to a fine, having your vehicle seized or prosecution. Please note your insurer would not cover you for this. 

 

How much notice do I have to provide my insurer

We would recommend letting us and your insurer know at least 14 days before you are traveling. This gives your insurer enough time to post the document to you. If you have not provided your insurer with 14 days notice we may be able to email you the green card but you will need to print the document double sided on green paper or trim any white boarders if you have printed the document in colour 

 

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