Can you drive in Europe with UK insurance?

Yes – as long as you have a minimum of third party car insurance, you can drive in Europe after Brexit – all UK insurers are legally required to include at least 30 days of European cover per year. If you’re planning a longer trip, you might need to take out extra insurance.

Does my UK insurance cover me in Europe?

All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in: the EU (including Ireland)

Does my car insurance cover me to drive in Europe?

Car insurance with European cover

All named drivers on your policy benefit from the cover but you must remember to take the certificate with you on your trip. Your International Motor Insurance Certificate will cover you up to a maximum of 90 days in any one year.

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Do you need different insurance to drive in Europe?

Yes, you need car insurance to drive in Europe.

Does my car insurance cover me to drive abroad?

If you’re hiring a car abroad, insurance is usually included in the hire costs. But it’s worth checking the level of cover included and how much the excess is (the amount you’ll have to pay towards a claim you make on your insurance), should you need to make a claim. You may also need a DVLA check code to hire a car.

Can I drive in France with UK insurance?

Since August 2, 2021, British motorists have no longer been required to have an insurance green card to drive their vehicles in France and the rest of the EU. Green cards are international certificates issued by insurance providers in the UK to guarantee the motorist has the necessary insurance to drive abroad.

How long can you drive a UK car in Europe?

Many UK insurers offer a maximum of 90 days of full cover in Europe, thereafter basic 3rd party cover only. Some may offer longer, for an increased premium, and there are also some Spanish insurers who will cover vehicles on UK plates.

Is my UK car insurance valid in Spain?

Spain and the UK are both part of the Green Card System, a Europe-wide scheme allowing all countries to recognise foreign vehicle insurance policies of visiting motorists, so it’s quite possible your existing insurance will cover you.

Can I insure my UK car in Germany?

All drivers in Germany must be covered by some form of car insurance. You cannot register a vehicle without it. If you are a long-term resident in Germany, you will need to have German car insurance, even if you brought your car to Germany from abroad; foreign car insurance does not suffice.

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Can I insure a UK registered car in Spain?

British registered car insurance in Spain.

British and foreign registered cars can be insured through us. British registered cars in Spain are a common sight. All motor vehicles and trailers must be insured when entering Spain.

Is UK driving licence valid in Europe?

Will my driving licence be valid? Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed.

Can I drive in Italy with UK licence after Brexit?

There’s some good news for British residents of Italy who haven’t converted their UK licence to an Italian one as Italy has confirmed that UK licences issued before January 1st, 2021 can now be used in Italy until the end of 2022.

Can I drive in Italy with UK licence?

You can drive in Italy with a UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents. If you’re living in Italy, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents. It is against the law for anyone who has been resident in Italy, for more than 60 days, to drive a car registered outside Italy.

Can I insure a car in UK if I live abroad?

Can non-residents get car insurance in the UK? Yes, you can take out a car insurance policy as a non-resident. If you’re visiting the UK for up to a few months and want to drive someone else’s car while you’re here, short-term car insurance may prove the best bet.

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Is my car insurance still valid if I travel to France?

Validity of compulsory and optional insurance

When you register a car in any EU country, you must insure it for third party liability. This compulsory insurance is valid in all other EU countries.

What car insurance do I need in Europe?

You must have liability and collision coverage, which often is provided in your personal auto policy or through your credit card company.