With negotiations continuing over the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU and no deal currently in place, there’s potential impacts for driving in the EU, one may be the requirement of a Green Card.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI), says drivers will have to act quickly to ensure they have valid insurance to drive outside the UK. The ABI has warned that with no deal currently in place, drivers of UK registered vehicles need to be aware that they may need a Green Card to drive in the EU after Brexit on 29 March 2019.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is an internationally recognised document that acts as proof of insurance
What happens if I don’t have a Green Card?
A physical copy of a Green Card on green paper is needed when traveling as digital copies are not currently accepted. If drivers arrive at the border without a Green Card, they may have to purchase local insurance, face a fine or potentially refused entry and not be allowed to drive in that country.
How will I be able to get a Green Card?
Getting a Green Card is straightforward. If you know you are going to be driving in the EU after 29 March in the vehicle you have insured with us, please contact us at least one month before you travel and we will arrange for your insurance company to issue one. Green Cards are valid for the duration of your trip and a small charge may be applicable. Please call your local office.
If you would like more information regarding Green Cards, please visit the Gov website
Is there anything else I should know?
With a no deal Brexit, there’s also a potential that you could need an International Driving Permit, we will be covering this in one of our blogs shortly.
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