You may have questions about booking a trip in the UK and driving in the EU after Brexit (31st January 2020). To help you plan your trip to Europe, we’ve answered your most common inquiries below.
How will things work during the transition period?
In short, nothing will change. Although the UK has formally left the EU, there will be a transition period until December 2020. During the transition, the current rules that apply to driving in the EU will stay the same. You don’t need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) until the transition period is over.
Do I need to travel with a Green Card?
European insurance authorities have advised that you don’t need a Green Card post-Brexit. However, UK insurers suggest that you travel with one, just to be safe. The Motor Insurance Bureau has given insurance providers the authority to provide Green Cards when necessary.
If you need a Green Card, contact UK customer support at least 30 days before your departure from the UK. If you request a Green Card with less than 30 days notice, we may not be able to provide you with the relevant documents.
How do I get a Green Card?
To apply for a Green Card, contact UK customer support 30 days or more before your trip and be ready to give us the following information:
- The date and planned duration of the trip(s)
- Driver’s full name
- The make/ model and registration details of the vehicle(s) making the trip(s)
- The countries you plan to visit (including all those you’ll pass through en-route)
What else do I need to know?
- Turo does not accept International Driving Permits without a valid license held for 2 years.
- If you’re traveling from the UK to the EU, message your host when you book your trip to let them know.
- If you’re found to be at fault for a roadside incident in the EU, you may be charged for the repatriation of the vehicle back to the UK.