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When the UK leaves the EU on 31 January it will enter a transition period during which pretty much everything will stay the same until the end of the year. That will mean UK licences will still be valid for visiting EEA countries during transition.
What happens next will depend on negotiations on The Future relationship between the UK and the EU.
Some countries will require drivers to have an International Driving Permit (IDP), especially for longer visits, which may be for £5. 50. You may also need to carry your UK driving licence - Some countries have stricter rules if you only have a paper licence. DVLA says More Than Three million people in Britain only have a paper licence, not a photocard.
There are two different types of IDP you might need in Europe, known as the 1949 and 1968 IDPs - the numbers refer to the dates of the conventions on road traffic That established them.
Only France, Italy and Cyprus require drivers to have an IDP for a short visit.
And a few countries such as the Netherlands and Switzerland will not require an IDP at all.
It's also possible That the type of IDP you need to Drive In countries outside Europe will change once the UK is no longer a member of the EU. You can find the full list of which IDPs you need worldwide.Another driving test?
The government has issued. In Some countries, if you wait until after the end of the transition period, you may need to take another driving test.
EU and EEA licenses will continue to be accepted in the UK for visitors and residents.
Your UK insurance will continue to be valid for visiting the EEA during the transition period.
It is possible That in 2021 after the transition period is due to end you may be legally required to get a Green Card from your insurer to prove your car is covered if you are driving in Europe. This will depend on what is agreed in negotiations between the UK and the EU on The Future relationship.
The government recommends That you have a GB sticker on your car, even if you also have a GB symbol on your number plate.
You'll need to with you if you own The Car . If it is a car you have hired or leased then you will need to get a VE103 form to show you have permission to take it out of the UK.
Perhaps most inconveniently, if you are involved in a road traffic accident in an EEA Country after the end of the transition period, then you may need to make a claim against the responsible driver or their insurer in the Country where The Accident happened.
Again, this will depend on the outcome of negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.