Following the UK’s official withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2021, it became a requirement for all vehicle-owners travelling in the EU to carry a Green Card as proof of insurance.
A recent update following a deal between the UK Government and the EU has removed this requirement, effective Monday 02 August 2021 meaning all UK registered vehicles, including those from Northern Ireland, no longer need to obtain a Green Card ahead of travelling to countries in the EU after this date.
However, it is still important that drivers are aware of other requirements when driving to the EU, such as:
- Ensure you are carry your driving licence at all times
- Obtain and carry an International Driving Permit if required
- Carry your insurance documents for your vehicle, caravan, and trailer
- If you have a trailer or caravan make sure this is registered for use in the EU
- Carry your breakdown cover documents
- Carry your vehicle registration documents
- Display a GB sticker on the vehicle (unless your number plate includes the GB identifier or a Union Jack).