Do I need a Green Card for driving my motorhome in Europe after Brexit?
If you have European travel cover on your Supersure motorhome policy and are planning a trip to an EU country (including Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Andorra or Liechtenstein) you will need to carry new documentation.
Now the UK has left the EU, motorists from the UK will need to carry a Green Card to drive their motorhome in the EU. Please also check your passport is valid for travel.
European travel from the UK is currently restricted due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but we will automatically send all Supersure motorhome customers with fully comprehensive European Cover a Green Card so they are prepared for when restrictions are lifted.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is issued by your motorhome insurance company and is a printed document recognisable at borders. It demonstrates that you have the necessary minimum motor insurance cover to drive in the EU.
The Green Card needs to be printed out on white (or green) A4 plain paper.
Drivers legally need to carry a physical copy of their Green Card when driving in any EU country, including Ireland.
Important: We will automatically send all Supersure motorhome and campervan customers with fully comprehensive European Cover an annual Green Card if their policy extends beyond May 17, 2021. All customers who have recently renewed or taken out a new policy were automatically sent an annual Green Card to print at home.
Please check your renewal, or new policy documents before making a Green Card request. If you have not received a Green Card 14 days before your EU travel or you are currently in Europe, please click here to request via our webform.
A Green Card is valid until your motorhome policy expiry date and can include all the countries you’re travelling to in more than one trip. If your trip spans two policy periods you will need two Green Cards. Once you renew your motorhome insurance you will automatically receive a new one.
If you will be towing a registered trailer, please contact us as we will need to issue a second Green Card for your trailer.
Driving in Europe
In general, you will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) when driving in most EU countries for up to 90 days, but you must carry your driving licence photo card with you. There are some exceptions where an IDP might be needed:
- If you only have a paper licence (no photo card)
- If your licence was issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man
You will need a GB sticker for your motorhome or campervan.
You can keep up-to-date and request alerts from the Government’s visiting Europe after Brexit website www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit.