Driving in Europe in the event of a no deal Brexit

Whilst Brexit negotiations are ongoing, at the time of writing, no deal has been agreed and the advice from the Department of Transport is that UK motorists wishing to travel to EU and EEA member states, Switzerland, Serbia and Andorra should prepare to carry Green Cards for journeys from 1 January 2021 onwards, including in Ireland.

When will you need a green card?

  • If you are departing and returning before 11pm on 31st December you do not need a green card
  • If you are departing before 11pm on 31st December but returning in 2021 you will need to take a green card
  • If you are departing after 1st January 2021 you will need to take a green card

Our teams at our offices in Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol (and those working remotely) will be happy to discuss green cards in more detail so please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details on this page.

If you are considering travelling, it is important to give your insurer as much notice of your travel plans as is possible.

Your insurer will need information such as:

  1. Policy Number and policyholder name
  2. Vehicle make, model and registration number
  3. Dates of travel
  4. Names of drivers
  5. Countries to be visited
  6. Details of any trailer

For more in depth reading on the issue, this is a useful resource https://www.biba.org.uk/brexit-updates/department-transport-driving-in-europe-after-brexit/


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