In the event of a no deal a Green Card will be required for all vehicles which travel in the EU (including travel from Northern Ireland to the Rep of Ireland) after 31st January 2020. It is required to prove you have the right level of insurance to drive abroad.
Who does it affect?
It will affect you if:
You do not need a green card if you’re renting a car in the EU after this time because the rental company will provide local insurance.
In this instance the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) would intervene and claim back the costs from the compensation scheme in the country where the accident arose (excluding France, Romania and Poland). If you’re travelling to these countries you may want to consider additional cover such as Motor Legal Expenses).
You will need a green card if you intend to drive your own vehicle in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
You will need a green card from 31st January 2020 in the event of a no-deal Brexit, this includes customers who are already in the EU on the 31st January 2020.
It is an international certificate of insurance proving a minimum level of cover for driving in the EU.
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (inc Monaco), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy (inc San Marino and the Vatican City), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rep of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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You will need to have the following information to hand when you contact us by either email or phone
• Your full name
• Policy Number
• Registration number of vehicle
• Dates of travel
• Purpose of travel
• Country/countries of travel
• Please highlight if you will be towing a trailer
Please allow at least 14 days before travel.
No. As a policyholder of Brightside Insurance you will need to get the Green Card through us using the contact details provided.
Commercial trailers weighing over 750kg and non-commercial trailers weighing over 3,500kg must be registered before they can travel to or through most EU and EEA countries. This means the trailers must be registered with the DVLA, display their own registration plate separate to the vehicle towing them, and be able to present the Trailer Registration Certificate to a foreign authority upon request.
UK driving licence holders visiting the EU and intending to drive in that country may require an International Driving Permit in addition to their UK licence in order to be able to drive. The requirement will vary by country, e.g. an IDP is not required for Ireland.