If a deal is agreed before we leave the EU then you will be able to continue to drive in the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Leichtenstein in the same way as you did before Brexit but in the event of a no-deal Brexit there are a few things which will affect travelling abroad.
One example is the ‘Green Card’ system that would be imposed. This is one of a few things you will need to ensure you’re aware of when driving abroad if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead in the next few months. The ‘green card’ will be free but you will need to allow 1 month to receive it from your car insurance company. You will also need a GB sticker for your vehicle and an International Driving Permit (IDP) which can be purchased from participating Post Office counters for £5.50.
EU drivers visiting the UK following our departure from the EU will not need an IDP, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, as long as they hold an EU or EEA driving licence.
Of course, JC Couriers will continue to support our customers needs as we depart the EU. Our International Courier services are hassle free and our specialist team are on hand to guide you through the paperwork. Contact us to discuss your EU delievry requirements.
So, as we start to navigate post-Brexit UK how do you think you will react to the changes? Do you think you will drive abroad if you are going to be required to obtain a ‘green card’ and IDP or do you think you’d be more likely to turn down the business? If you’re thinking of driving abroad after the 12th April then it might be a good idea to ask your car insurer for a green card anyway, better to have it and not need it than the other way around!