Do I need a Green Card?

As of 2nd August 2021, Green Cards are no longer a legal requirement and you will not need a Green Card to drive abroad.

What is my cover abroad? 

Please check your policy wording and/or get in touch with the Customer Support Team who will be able to confirm your cover abroad.   

Where can I drive abroad?

Please check your policy wording and/or get in touch with the Customer Support Team who will be able to confirm where you can and can’t drive abroad.   

How long can I drive abroad for?

Please get in touch with the Customer Support Team who will be able to clarify how long you can drive abroad for during your policy.

What is the policy usage when a customer drives in the EU?

SDP (social, domestic, pleasure) only (cannot be used for business purposes)

Do I need anything else to drive abroad?


International Driving Permit

Under the new UK-EU relationship you do not need an International Driving Permit to drive in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein if you have a card driving licence issued in the UK.

However, you might need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have either: 

  • A paper driving licence
  • A licence issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, or the Isle of Man


You can check the Government website here- https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit


GB Sticker

All UK-registered cars will need to remove the GB sticker when driving in any EU country and replace it with the new UK sticker. You will need to display a UK sticker if your registration plate has any of the following: A GB Identifier with Union Flag, a Euro symbol, a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales, numbers and letter only - no flag or identifier.

However, if your registration plate already includes a UK identifier with the Union flag - also known as the Union Jack - you do not need to add a sticker when travelling in most EU countries.

If you’re in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you must display a UK sticker no matter what is on your registration plate.

You can check the Government website here for more info: https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/flags-symbols-and-identifiers