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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

No-deal Brexit means the return of the Green Card

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Our colleagues at Boswell Aftermarket have provided the following information for any member with employees who will be taking UK registered vehicles to mainland Europe after 31st December 2020. Whilst uncertainty remains on whether the UK will leave the European Union (EU) without a free-trade agreement in the coming weeks, it is vital that you read and understand this information, particularly if you are intending to drive into the EU after 31st December 2020.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, and without any agreement to the contrary, the UK’s participation in the free circulation zone will come to a swift end the moment the transition agreement expires on the 31st December 2020.

This means that every driver taking their vehicle to the European Economic Area (EEA) (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Serbia and Switzerland) after this date will have to carry what is termed a Green Card - a free of charge
document that guarantees and evidences the minimum motor insurance cover legally required for driving in the countries visited.

Please note that a Green Card may still be required irrespective of whether there is a deal or not.

The need to carry a Green Card means:

More important information about Green Cards

Click here for information published by the FCA for consumers
Click here for information about the possible requirement for an International Driving Permits
Click here for the latest Brexit transition advice about passports and health insurance
Click here for further Brexit-related advice