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  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

  • Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.

Brexit: Your Cover

Green Card FAQs

Our guide to driving in Europe now and after Brexit.

How is my cover affected by Brexit?

You'll still be covered for up to 90 days in the countries listed in Your Car/Van Insurance Guide. You can find the guide you need here: policy books. This period can also be extended with our prior agreement for a maximum of 12 additional weeks.

If the UK and EU don't reach any trade agreements by 31 December 2020, you'll need extra documentation to drive abroad after this date. This page will be updated as we know more so please check your documentation and this page before you leave. Up to date information is also available at GOV.UK.

What's a Green Card?

A Green Card is an internationally recognised insurance document that proves you have the minimum level of cover for third party property damage and personal injury in countries that are part of the Green Card system. It isn't evidence of your full policy.

Do I need to request a Green Card?

Yes, if the UK and EU don't reach any trade agreements by 31 December 2020, you'll need a Green Card, which you can request using our online form.

We'll update the FAQs on this page if anything changes, so check back regularly if you're due to travel.

What countries will I need a Green Card for?

If the UK and EU don't agree on a deal by 31 December 2020, you'll need a Green Card to drive in:

  • Countries in the European Union (EU)
  • Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Andorra
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland

Will I be insured to drive in the countries listed above after Brexit?

You'll still be covered to drive in these countries after Brexit.

If you don't have a Green Card and no deal is reached at the end of the year, you may be breaking the law by driving your vehicle in Europe, and you might face a fine or your vehicle could be seized.

Please contact us if you need to drive abroad for longer than 90 days.

Your Questions Answered

The situation could change, so we’ll keep this page updated. If you have any questions please look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Should I request a Green Card in case there's no deal?

If you think you may be abroad in one of the countries listed above after 31 December, you can request a Green Card using our online form.

How much does a Green Card cost?

Green Cards are free for Gladiator Van Insurance customers.

Can all van insurance policy holders request a Green Card?

If your licence allows you to drive abroad, you’ll be able to request a Green Card. Policyholders and named drivers who hold provisional licences won’t appear on the Green Card.

What happens if I drive in the European countries listed above without a Green Card after a no-deal Brexit? Will this invalidate my insurance?

The local authorities in each country need to see a hard copy of your Green Card to prove you have valid insurance. You could be stopped from entering at the border, pulled over to check minimum requirements and your vehicle could be seized.

How long will it take for me to receive my Green Card?

Please request your Green Card at least 7 days before you travel using our online form.

Once we’ve received your request, we’ll send the Green Card to your postal address, and we can email it if you prefer or if you need it urgently. If you receive it by email, you’ll still need to print a hard copy to take with you as it’s not enough to show it on your phone or other device.

Can I print a Green Card myself if you email it to me?

We'll post your Green Card to you and you can also print it out yourself – the important thing is you take a hard copy.

If you print your own, use white A4 paper with black ink (no colour). Make sure the ink hasn’t smudged and there are no other marks on the page as the Green Card won’t be accepted if it's unreadable.

Why can't I just display it on my smartphone or device?

This isn’t currently allowed as part of the Green Card system. You must make sure you have a physical copy of the Green Card with you.

What if I'm towing something, like a trailer or caravan?

If you're towing, you'll need two Green Cards - one for your vehicle and one for the trailer being towed, as many countries in the EU and EEA require a Green Card as evidence the trailer being towed has the minimum level of third party cover. Please contact us so we can provide you with another Green Card depending on what you're towing.

What other documentation do I need to take?

We recommend you take your vehicle logbook (V5C) with you and other similar documentation if you’re leasing a car when driving abroad. Please check GOV.UK for the most up to date information on driving abroad and what documentation you’ll need to take with you.

If you’re driving in the countries listed above after a no-deal Brexit, you may need an international driving permit (IDP) as well as your UK driving licence. For more on this, check the Government's guidance.