The European Commission (EC) has announced that from 2 August, 2021 UK drivers will no longer be required to carry Green Card insurance when travelling to EU countries.
The new rule will be particularly beneficial to drivers in Northern Ireland who make frequent trips across the border with the Republic.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the move. John Martin, RHA Policy Manager for Northern Ireland said, “This is a relief for our members who carry goods internationally especially those crossing the Irish border. We have long lobbied for this waiver which will reduce some unwanted bureaucracy.”
New guidance for drivers and transport operators is expected to be issued by the Department for Transport in the coming days.