EU waives obligation to show the motor insurance Green Card for drivers from the UK

Motorists travelling to Europe will no longer need an insurance "green card" following the EU dropping the requirement.
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An EU press statement by Maroš Šefcovic (EU Vice President) says "drivers from the UK will no longer need to show the motor insurance Green Card when entering the EU, and this waiver will be particularly helpful for Northern Irish motorists crossing the border into Ireland. I am convinced that these forthcoming solutions are a true testament to our commitment to the people of Northern Ireland and to the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement. They are also an unquestionable response to those in the UK suggesting that the EU is inflexible or too legalistic. Because in some cases, notably on medicines, we have completely turned our rules upside down and inside out to find a solid solution to an outstanding challenge."
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ABI welcomes decision on Green Cards
The ABI website reports The European Commission has today announced a decision to waive the obligation to show the motor insurance Green Card for drivers from the UK. Huw Evans, Director General at the Association of British Insurers said: “This is excellent news. We have long campaigned for the UK to be part of the Green Card Free Circulation Zone so we warmly welcome the decision by the European Commission today. The Commission has taken a pragmatic approach on the matter. UK drivers will no longer need to apply for a green card through their insurer which will help reduce bureaucracy for drivers and road hauliers travelling between the UK and EU. It will be especially welcomed by motorists in Northern Ireland driving across the border to the Republic of Ireland.”

Last updated on the ABI website: 210630

See report in the Guardian