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How Brexit Could Have Changed Driving in the EU

Whether you planned to take your family on a continental road trip in the coming months or work for a transport organisation that frequently enters the EU, the final result of Brexit may have altered your current travelling agenda…

It was always assumed in an event of a no-deal Brexit several UK driving laws would change – for both UK citizens and commercial drivers. That and all drivers would have been urged to contact their insurer to arrange a ‘Green Card’ which would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

But! While we are in the transition period (from 31st Jan 11 pm 2020 until 31st Dec 2020) you will not be required to obtain a Green Card. The ABI (Association of British Insurers) is advising that you obtain a Green Card if you plan to travel to the EU on or after the 31st Dec 2020 in the event we hit a no agreement on our relationship with the EU. This should be obtained about one month before you plan to drive your vehicle in the EU, or risk breaking the law.

As always we will keep you updated with any developments on this matter and advice on what to do in the event we reach an ‘agreement’ or ‘no agreement’ at the end of 2020.

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