How will the Brexit deadline affect your car insurance?1 March, 2019
If you are planning to take your vehicle outside of the UK after 29th March 2019, it is important that you are aware of the implications and insurance requirements.
One possible impact of a no-deal Brexit on your car insurance policy is that if you are planning on travelling to any of the following countries, you will need to apply for a Green Card:
• Countries in the European Union (EU)
• Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) • Switzerland • Andorra • Serbia
A Green Card is an international certificate of insurance which proves that your UK Motor insurance policy provides you with the minimum compulsory insurance cover required by the law of the country that you are visiting.
Some insurers will provide you with a Green Card at no extra cost, but you must contact them before you travel to request one. It is important to remember that a Green Card will not be issued automatically, and you may be refused entry to a country outside the UK without one.
Travelling outside the UK and returning before the 29th March?
You do not need a Green Card to drive your vehicle in the above countries between now and 29th March 2019.
Travelling outside the UK and returning after the 29th March?
You will need a Green Card to drive in the above-named countries after the 29th of March. You will need to advise your insurers in plenty of time as most will require at least 14 days’ notice to process your request.
Travelling outside the UK after the 29th March?
If you are travelling to Europe after the 29th March, you will require a Green Card to start from your travel date. You will need to advise your insurers in plenty of time as most will require at least 14 days’ notice to process your request.