Green Cards for driving in Europe
The UK entered a transition period for leaving the European Union (EU), which ends on 31 December 2020. In the event there is no agreement on the future relationship between the UK and EU, it is likely there will be a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when driving in Europe.
A Green Card is an international certificate of motor insurance that is accepted in the EU, EEA, Andorra, Serbia and Switzerland.
Green Cards will be required for each individual vehicle and trailers over 750kgs or braked. You may need a separate Green Card for caravans and trailers.
You will be breaking the law if you attempt to drive without a Green Card and may be subject to a fine, having your vehicle seized or prosecution.
Contact us to request your Green Card. Please do so least a month before you are due to travel so that you receive the document in good time.
We will contact your insurer and your Green Card will be issued either by post or electronically. Print the Green Card on white paper with black ink as electronic copies will not be valid when you travel.
Each trip will need to be notified to the insurer separately and there may be a small admin charge, depending on the insurer.
If you need any further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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