If you’re an Admiral Travel Insurance customer and want to find out more about travelling after Brexit, please see our Travel FAQs.
What’s a Green Card?
A Green Card is an international certificate of insurance which gives drivers the minimum level of insurance needed in the country they’re visiting.
It’s issued by your insurer to prove you’re insured to drive in Europe and is personalised with your vehicle registration.
If there’s a no-deal Brexit, or at the end of any transitional period when we leave the EU, you’ll need a Green Card to drive in a number of European countries (listed below).
You must carry a physical copy with you, so you’ll need to request one as soon as you can before you’re due to travel to make sure there’s time to post it out to you.
What countries will I need a Green Card for?
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, or at the end of any transitional period when we leave the EU, you’ll need a Green Card to drive in:
- Countries in the European Union (EU)
- Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA)
Will I be insured to drive in the countries listed above after Brexit?
Yes, you will. We’ll continue to provide 90 days of European cover, as shown on your Certificate of Motor Insurance.
A Green Card is proof to the country you’re visiting that you have the minimum level of insurance to drive there. If you don’t have a Green Card, you’re breaking the law and you face a fine or your vehicle could be seized.
Please contact us if you need to drive abroad for longer than 90 days.
Do I need to request a Green Card?
At the moment, you can drive your vehicle in the countries listed above without a Green Card, but this would change if we leave the EU without a deal or at the end of any transitional period when we leave.
If you’re concerned that you may be abroad in one of the countries listed above in the coming months when there’s a chance we could leave the EU, you can request a Green Card using our online form.
If you change your vehicle, registration number, address or drivers details in the future, this will invalidate your current Green Card and you will need to request a new one. Customers in Northern Ireland will get Green Card automatically if any of the changes above are made.