Brexit and your policies

Brexit and your policies

Green Cards are no longer required

Front facing image of Big Ben with the Europe and Great Britain flag

As of 2 August 2021, you no longer need a Green Card if you’re planning on driving in most European countries (including the Republic of Ireland). 

UK registered vehicles, including those from Northern Ireland, no longer require a Green Card to drive to and from all EU countries, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Norway and Switzerland. 

You’ll need a valid driving license and, if you’re taking your own vehicle, you’ll also need your log book and your insurance certificate. 

In other countries, you may still need a Green Card and additional insurance – make sure to check the travel guidelines for the country you’re travelling to. 

How do I request a Green Card?
As of 2 August 2021, Green Cards are no longer required for EU driving. However, if you would still like one, you should contact your broker at least 30 days ahead of your intended travel date to request a Green Card. This will allow your Broker ample time to issue you with the necessary documentation.

Is it possible to obtain and use a digital Green Card?
At this stage it’s not possible to use a digital Green Card, however following advice from the MIB changes have been made to Green Cards which should help improve the process of obtaining them in the future.

  • Green Cards can now be printed in black ink on ordinary white paper by you, or your broker
  • Green Cards can now be printed either double, or single sided
  • A Green Card can now be sent out electronically to you, although you must print and carry a hard copy when travelling abroad


Will I need a Green Card to travel to the Republic of Ireland?
No, as of 2 August 2021, you don’t need a Green Card to travel to the Republic of Ireland. 

Will my home policy be affected by Brexit? 
No, your home insurance policy with us will not be affected by Brexit.

For regular news and updates, keep checking this page.