While the final terms of Brexit are still to be agreed, we do know that as of 23.00hrs on the 31st December 2020 the free circulation zone will come to an end, unless an agreement to the contrary is obtained. That would mean every driver taking their vehicle abroad after that date will have to carry what is termed a green card – a document that guarantees they have the minimum motor insurance cover legally required for driving in the countries they are visiting and driving through.
This will be a physical document that will detail the driver(s) covered to drive, the vehicle(s) covered and the countries to which your motor vehicle cover is extended whilst within the EU. You must take this document along with your Certificate(s) of Motor Insurance when travelling with your vehicle(s) outside of the UK. Please rest assured that there is no change to the level of cover your policy affords you whilst driving in the EU.
What to do if you’re planning on taking your vehicle out of the country on or after the 31st December
To arrange cover for driving your vehicle(s) outside of the UK you must contact us with full details of your trip well in advance so that we can arrange this cover and get the Green Card sent to you. If you are planning a trip and will be out of the country on 31st December 2020 please complete the form below.
For official guidance on visiting the EU once the transition period has ended, visit www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit.