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Do I need a Green Card if towing in Europe?

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If you’re planning a holiday to Europe in your caravan, fifth wheeler or trailer tent you no longer need to carry a Green Card to show proof of insurance.

If you’re towing a caravan or trailer in the EU, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland, your motor insurance documents will be sufficient and will give you the same level of cover that you have in the UK.

You’ll need a copy of your tow vehicle insurance documents to prove you’re insured for driving in the EU.

Please also check your passport is valid for travel.

To request a Green Card for 2021 travel, you must contact your tow vehicle insurance provider.

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 can keep up-to-date and request alerts from the Government’s visiting the EU website.

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