Brexit may mean Green Cards come back

Today information emailed to classic car enthusiasts in the UK, with an insurance cover through obtained through their broker Footman James, highlights the need for drivers taking their vehicle abroad after that 31st December 2020 will have to carry what is termed a Green Card. That's a document that guarantees they have the minimum motor insurance cover legally required for driving in the countries they are visiting in Mainland Europe.

Information note from Footman James. More

Green card explained by MIB. More

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Posted: 201215
Classic car insurance broker Footman James says in an email to customers that with the upcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) it is necessary to consider how this will affect your motor insurance policy, specifically how this will affect your ability to drive in the EU with your motor vehicle. They add "that "unless an agreement to the contrary is obtained, with effect from 23.00hrs on the 31st December 2020 the free circulation zone will come to an end. That would mean every driver in the UK taking their vehicle abroad after that date will have to carry what is termed a Green Card – a document that guarantees they have the minimum motor insurance cover legally required for driving in the countries they are visiting".
Footman James add the Green Card "will be a physical document that will detail the driver(s) covered to drive, the vehicle(s) covered and the countries to which your motor vehicle cover is extended whilst within the EU. You must take this document along with your Certificate(s) of Motor Insurance when travelling with your vehicle(s) outside of the UK.

Please rest assured that there is no change to the level of cover your policy affords you whilst driving in the EU. Please view the attached PDF for full details about why you need a Green Card and what information you need to give us.

What to do if you’re planning on taking your classic out of the country on or after the 31st December 2020. To arrange cover for driving your vehicle(s) outside of the UK you must contact us with full details of your trip well in advance so that we can arrange this cover and get the Green Card sent to you. If you are planning a trip and will be out of the country on 31st December 2020 please contact us as soon as possible".