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Driving to the UK or Northern Ireland?

Driving to the UK or Northern Ireland?

 

Are you planning to travel by car to the UK after the 29th of March 2019? You may require a Green Card for travel after this date.

Currently, all motorists from the Republic of Ireland can drive their vehicles to the UK, including Northern Ireland, under the EU Motor Insurance Directive.

If on 29th March 2019 a ‘no deal’ Brexit takes place, the EU Motor Insurance Directive will no longer apply to the UK and Northern Ireland.

In that event, anyone who drives their Irish registered motor vehicle in the UK and/or Northern Ireland will be required to demonstrate to law enforcement agencies there that they have valid motor insurance. This can be done through an internationally recognised insurance document called a ‘Green Card’.

What does this mean for you?

If you are planning to drive your vehicle in the UK and/or in Northern Ireland after the 29th March 2019, it is advisable you contact us your broker one month in advance of your expected travel date. This will provide sufficient time for preparation of an individual Green Card associated with your vehicle and insurance policy.

For assistance/queries, please contact Travers Insurances on 0402 – 32204.