• Driving in the EU post Brexit - Green Card's may be required

    Drivers are advised to apply for a Green Card if they plan to drive in the EU after Brexit.

    As Parliament continues to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU ahead of a March 29 deadline, the prospect of a no-deal exit has not been ruled out.

    As a result, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has set out advice for those who may be affected



    • Drivers should contact their insurer to arrange a Green Card and take it with them if they wish to drive their vehicle in the EU in the event of no-deal.
    • Green Cards would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance if there was no-deal.
    • The documents are supplied by insurers. Policyholders are advised to contact their insurer a month before they travel.
    • Those who travel without one may be breaking the law. The same requirements will apply to EU motorists travelling to the UK.


    The ABI also provided a list of those who may be affected. This included:

    • People who drive across the Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland border.
    • Any company planning to take their vehicle to Europe
    • Any freight company planning to transport goods into the EU after 29 March.


    There remains a possibility that Green Cards may not be required if an exit agreement between the EU and UK is ratified.
    However, reports that an agreement has already been reached to waive the need for Green Cards in the event of a no-deal has not been confirmed by the European Commission.


    If you have any questions please contact enquires@eefinsurance.co.uk or call EEF Insurance on 0800 048 8753
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  • Drivers are advised to apply for a Green Card if they plan to drive in the EU after Brexit.

    As Parliament continues to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU ahead of a March 29 deadline, the prospect of a no-deal exit has not been ruled out.

    As a result, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has set out advice for those who may be affected



    • Drivers should contact their insurer to arrange a Green Card and take it with them if they wish to drive their vehicle in the EU in the event of no-deal.
    • Green Cards would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance if there was no-deal.
    • The documents are supplied by insurers. Policyholders are advised to contact their insurer a month before they travel.
    • Those who travel without one may be breaking the law. The same requirements will apply to EU motorists travelling to the UK.


    The ABI also provided a list of those who may be affected. This included:

    • People who drive across the Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland border.
    • Any company planning to take their vehicle to Europe
    • Any freight company planning to transport goods into the EU after 29 March.


    There remains a possibility that Green Cards may not be required if an exit agreement between the EU and UK is ratified.
    However, reports that an agreement has already been reached to waive the need for Green Cards in the event of a no-deal has not been confirmed by the European Commission.


    If you have any questions please contact enquires@eefinsurance.co.uk or call EEF Insurance on 0800 048 8753