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'Green Card' may be needed
« on: Thursday, 17 January, 2019 @ 12:21:04 »
UK drivers in EU to need ‘Green Card’ in case of no-deal Brexit

Millions of UK motorists wanting to drive in the EU will need to arrange extra documentation in the event of a no-deal Brexit, insurers have warned.

Holidaymakers and businesses intending to use their vehicles on the continent, or anyone crossing the Irish border by road, have been advised they will need a “Green Card” if the UK crashes out of the EU on March 29.

Private motorists and companies have been recommended to contact their providers around a month before they plan to travel to get one – or risk breaking the law.

Who will it affect?

*   Holidaymakers intending to use their vehicles on the continent

An agreement between UK and European insurance authorities was struck in May 2018 to waive the need for Green Cards in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

However the agreement has not yet been ratified by the European Commission.

Without a Green Card, motorists would have to be covered by third-party insurance bought in the country they are driving in.

Without it drivers may not be able to drive and could also be fined.

May not happen and, if it does, should only apply to visitors (or residents) who drive a UK-registered car to/in Greece.