Which? warns new car insurance documents are needed to travel to Europe

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Experts at Which? have warned travel across the border is no longer as simple as before Brexit. Drivers who wish to travel into the continent must obtain a car insurance green card to prove they have adequate cover.

Which? has warned road users must have a physical copy of the green card in place wherever they drive.

This means road users can produce it if they are asked by local authorities or the police.

Which? has warned road users can secure a green card from their insurance provider for a small administrative fee.

These will not be automatically issued with road users needing to apply for one to be sent by post or emailed and printed out.

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Drivers are warned simply showing officers a green card on a mobile phone will not be accepted by officers.

GOV.UK has warned road users will need to carry extra green cards with them under a range of circumstances.

Motorists who are towing a trailer or caravan will need to show one card for their vehicle and another for their trailer.

Drivers who have two insurance policies covering their trip will also require two green cards.

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Multiple cards will also be required if motorists are using multi-car or fleet insurance policies.

Car insurance green cards are free once drivers apply through their providers meaning motorists should not pay any extra charges to travel abroad.

Experts at insurance firm Admiral said all drivers can be listed on green cards as long as your licence allows you to travel abroad.

Policyholders and named drivers who only hold a provisional licence will not appear on the green card and cannot drive the vehicle abroad.

Which? has also issued a warning to road users who may rely on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to travel.

These cards grant you access to healthcare in EU countries on the same terms as citizens and is a lifeline for many road users making trips.

Which? has said the current cards will remain valid until they expire but has wanted drivers will be able to apply for a new one.

The UK government has issued a new replacement seduce called the Global Insurance Card (GHIC) which many road users will need before travelling abroad.

Which? still recommends road users should secure travel insurance cover whenever they go abroad as there are a lot GHIC cards will still not cover.

This includes expenses from illnesses and accidents that are not treatment-related as well as repatriation and holiday cancellation costs.

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