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Green Card Regulation Changes in the EU

Following Brexit and the decision to leave the European Union (EU), since 1 January 2021 a valid Green Card has been required for all UK registered vehicles and trailers travelling to the European Economic Area (EEA).

From 2nd August 2021, the European Commission has agreed that the UK are now able to participate in the “Green Card Free Circulation Area” (GCFCA) – all 30 European Economic Area (EEA) countries as well as Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland – removing the need to carry physical Green Cards for all vehicles from the UK who are entering these countries.

Although welcome news, there may be a transition period for the members countries to implement the changes, particularly at borders and ports, and consequently some insurers will continue to issue Green Cards at policyholders’ request for the next few months.

If you intend to use your vehicle overseas in the GCFCA area and would like a Green Card, please get in touch with your usual TL Dallas representative.