The UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. 


Joanna Bailey
Joanna Bailey
Partner - Head of Personal Injury

At MW Solicitors we recognise the need to ensure you are on the road legally and covered by your insurance.  You may have received an email or letter from your insurer.  These are some of the questions that you may now be asking yourself.

  • Will I still be able to use my insurance to drive in the EU member states after Brexit?
  • Do I need to tell my insurer if I plan to drive in an EU member state after Brexit?
  • I regularly drive my vehicle in the EU. Will I need to tell my insurer every time I travel after Brexit?
  • Will I need to display a GB sticker on my car?
  • Are there any documents that I’ll need to take with me if I’m planning to drive in an EU member state after Brexit?
  • What is a green card and how do I get one? Does it cost anything?
  • What happens if I travel without a green card?
  • Do I need to let my insurers know which countries I’ll be visiting? Do the rules vary depending on the country I plan to travel to?
  • Will I be able to use a green card issued by my insurer to rent or borrow a vehicle in an EU member state?
  • What happens if I’m involved in an accident abroad and I might be wholly or partly responsible? Should I contact my insurers?

We recommend that if you are considering driving in the European Union after 23:00 on 31/01/2020 you should contact your own insurers to discuss your concerns with them.

Be safe.  Be confident that you have all the necessary cover and documentation that your UK personal car insurers require for you and your family to continue enjoying travelling by car in the EU after BREXIT.  Contact them in advance of any trip made after the 31/01/2020.

We Can Help

At MW we recognise the need to ensure you are on the road legally and covered by your insurance. Our Head of Department, Joanna Bailey, and our team have years of experience in acting for client’s following an accident. We are "Small enough to care, big enough to make a difference".

If you would like to talk to us about your case, call us today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us page to arrange a call back at your convenience.

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