If a no-deal Brexit takes place on the 29th March 2019, people in the Republic of Ireland who wish to drive in Northern Ireland or anywhere in the UK will be required to have a Green Card.
A Green card is an internationally recognised insurance document that provides proof of insurance to law enforcement agencies in the relevant country. Over one million Green Cards have been printed already, and will be issued to anyone who wants one over the coming weeks.
If you are found driving in the UK without this Green card after the 29th of March, you may be subjected to legal penalties and/or fines in the UK.
The green card is simply proof of insurance. There is no change to a customer’s insurance policy.
The Road Safety Authority have also advised that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, any UK driving licence holders living in Ireland will not be able to continue to drive in this country on that licence. Affected drivers must exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before the 29th March 2019 as following a no-deal Brexit, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for exchange.
Leo Varadkar informed Dáil Éireann that if there is a no-deal Brexit, there will be a grace period for any Northern Ireland motorists who drive their vehicle in the Republic of Ireland.
However, this is not the case for Republic of Ireland motorists who plan on driving in Northern Ireland or the UK, meaning a Green Card will still be required from Friday 29th March.
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