Green Cards not needed until 31 October
UPDATE: Green Cards not needed until after 31 October following Brexit extension.
The UK was due to leave the EU on 12 April. If the UK departed from the EU with no-deal, following a rejection of Theresa May’s deal by the UK government, then residents would have required a Green Card to travel in a vehicle in Europe from 12 April.
However, on 10 April the EU and UK agreed to further delay Brexit until 31 October. This means that residents are not required to carry a Green Card or International Driving Permit (IDP) to travel in a vehicle in Europe between 11 April and 31 October 2019.
For further information on Green Cards and IDPs see below:
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is an international certificate of insurance that’s issued by insurance providers. It guarantees drivers third-party motor insurance cover for driving in Europe.
What does a Green Card cover?
A Green Card is for any motor vehicle and all forms of motor insurance – including private, commercial, motor trade and motor fleet policies. It covers the registration number of an individual vehicle.
Do I need a Green Card?
A Green Card will be notrequired for travel within Europe between 11 April and 31 October 2019.
International Driving Permits (IDP)
What is an IDP?
An International Driving Permit is a legal document that allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in any country or jurisdiction which recognises the document.
Do I need an IDP?
An International Driving Permit will not be required for travel in the EU and EAA between 11 April and 31 October 2019.
If you’re unsure about whether you need a Green Card or for more information, call your local Rossborough branch today.
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