Driving in Europe if there is a No-deal Brexit - you may need to get a Green Card 25/02/19
If you are planning to drive in Europe (which of course includes the Republic of Ireland) and there is a 'No-deal' Brexit - you may have to get a 'Green Card' from your insurer.
A 'Green Card' is an international certificate of insurance issued by insurance providers.
Currently the Green Card-free circulation area is the EEA area, which consists of the EU members (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK) and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. In addition, Andorra, Serbia and Switzerland are also included.
Although an agreement was proposed by the UK and European insurance authorities in May 2018 to avoid the need for Green Cards - it has still not been passed into law by the European Commission, consequently they may still be required.
If there is a 'No-deal' Brexit on the 29 March - you may need to get a Green Card if you intend to be driving in one of these EU countries, if you are unsure - check with your insurance provider.
UK drivers travelling to an EU country without one could potentially, be refused entry.
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