Driving in the EU after Brexit - Green Card

Important changes when taking your vehicle outside of the UK from 1st January 2021. 

If you're driving your vehicle in the EU before 31st December 2020 you don't need a Green Card. If you're travelling before 31st December but coming back after 1st January 2021, you'll need a Green Card. 

If you're travelling after 1st January 2021 you'll need a Green Card.

What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is a physical document that can be presented to law enforcement officers when needed, and proves that you have the minimum level of cover legally required. It's a physical document and cannot be issued in an electronic format.

Do I need a Green Card?
From 1st January 2021, if you're travelling to Europe (including Ireland) you'll need a Green Card.

I need a Green Card, what do I do and what happens next?

Motorbike Insurance customers -

For new customers: If you took out your new policy after 1st January 2021 you'll have automatically received a Green Card within your new business confirmation pack. Please refer to your insurer documentation via the customer portal or within your document pack. If you receive your documents from us electronically you must print your Green Card off before travelling as an electronic version is not valid. You must take a physical copy with you.

For existing customers: You'll automatically receive a Green Card at your next renewal date or if you make a mid-term adjustment (after 1st January 2021). If you want to travel before you are due for renewal, you can request a Green Card by calling us. If you receive your documents from us electronically you must print your Green Card off before travelling as an electronic version is not valid. You must take a physical copy with you.

Customers with other products -

Green Card requests can be made by contacting our customer service teams or speaking to us through the live chat functionality. Please ensure you allow four weeks for us to process this request.

It's important to note that some of the requirements in this article might change, depending on what terms are decided when the UK leaves the EU. You can view official Brexit updates at GOV.UK.

This page was last updated on 11th December 2020.