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

Under the new UK-EU relationship, all UK-registered cars will need to display a GB sticker when driving in any EU Country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. UK-registered cars will not be required to display a GB sticker or symbol when driving in the Republic of Ireland.

You do not need a GB sticker if your number plate includes the GB identifier on its own or with the Union flag - however, if you're in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you must display a GB sticker no matter what is on your number plate.

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