Irish vehicles in the UK will not need Green Cards to drive after Brexit 3 weeks ago

Irish vehicles in the UK will not need Green Cards to drive after Brexit

Good news.

Irish registered vehicles will not need Green Cards to drive in the UK, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Valid Irish insurance discs will serve as proof of insurance for Irish registered vehicles in the UK, including Northern Ireland, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The decision has been confirmed by the UK Department of Transport following discussions between themselves and the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

However, UK registered vehicles in Ireland and Europe will need to have a Green Card if no-deal is struck.

The MIBI had cautioned that Green Cards would be required for all Irish-registered motor vehicles travelling in the UK, including Northern Ireland, in the run up to the original Brexit deadline in March this year.

MIBI chief executive, David Fitzgerald said: "This is really positive news which should come as a relief to anyone who needs to travel to the UK, including Northern Ireland.

"Valid Irish insurance discs will now serve the same purpose as Green Cards.

"Effectively that negates the need for additional documentation for any Irish registered vehicles travelling to the UK, including Northern Ireland, in the event of a no-deal Brexit."