Green cards

EJB986 replied on 28/01/2019 14:58

Posted on 28/01/2019 14:58

Many insurance companies are listing proposed European travellers to issue Green Cards automatically in the event of a Brexit 'No Deal'.

My enquiry to the Caravan Club, as agents of our MH insurance, are 'Waiting to see what happens'

Driving permits and all other vital documents are prepared with a 'Just in case' option.

Has the CC not heard of Brexit?

SeasideBill replied on 29/01/2019 09:30

Posted on 29/01/2019 09:30

Brexit? what’s that all about then? wink

Seriously though, I see International Driving Permits will be available from the Post Office from 1 February which is at least one thing we can do to prepare for the new season. Not sure about booking with Brittany Ferries though as it seems there’s a good chance of getting ‘bumped off’ if ports are besieged by HGV backlog! Happy Days (not).

DavidSmithCandMClub replied on 29/01/2019 14:53

Posted on 29/01/2019 14:53

Hi all,

When the UK leaves the EU, members may need to carry an International Certificate of Insurance (Green card) as proof of 3rd party motor insurance cover when driving in the EU.

If you have a Club Motorhome or Car insurance policy, these cards are issued by our partner brokers, Devitt Insurance Ltd, who can be contacted on 0345 300 4290.

The Club's advice is that you should contact Devitt at least two weeks prior to your departure to obtain your Green Card if necessary and to ensure you have suitable cover in place for your trip.

More information and advice re Brexit can be found on our website, here: https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/overseas-holidays/useful-information/travelling-after-brexit/

Wherenext replied on 29/01/2019 16:52

Posted on 29/01/2019 16:52

With a No Deal exit will Spanish Bail Bonds one again be needed and supplied? No point asking the ".gov" people as they don't seem to know.

EJB986 replied on 29/01/2019 19:34

Posted on 29/01/2019 19:34

David Smith thank you for your advice....is there a reason why none (?) of the clubs insurance telephone advisors are aware of this advice?

My first post indicates a statement by the person I spoke to, who, in turn spoke to his supervisor, and advised me as previously stating the club is .....'Waiting to see what happens'

I do have all the correct advice I need to travel throughout Europe in the future except for this little error  (but could have been vital!) by my insurance agent....The Club!

EJB986 replied on 30/01/2019 10:16

Posted on 30/01/2019 10:16

I have now spoken to Devitt Ins Ltd and surprised that their comment and attitude mirrored the Clubs!

'Waiting to see what happens'

Unlike other insurance companies, and most of Europe for that matter, they too have no contingency plans in place for a no deal Brexit.

 

 

old ludlovian replied on 30/01/2019 11:00

Posted on 30/01/2019 11:00

I insure with ..puegeot . when i travel abroad I just phone up .then tell them which countries iam visiting .pay the extra required green card sent in seven days no hassle at all. even get new gb sticker and travel info .of them been doing this a good ten years or more 

AnotherDavid replied on 30/01/2019 11:06

Posted on 30/01/2019 11:00 by old ludlovian

I insure with ..puegeot . when i travel abroad I just phone up .then tell them which countries iam visiting .pay the extra required green card sent in seven days no hassle at all. even get new gb sticker and travel info .of them been doing this a good ten years or more 

Posted on 30/01/2019 11:06

I cant remember how long ago it was when I last paid any extra to tour within the EU and I didnt know such policies still existed but no doubt I am about to find out now

EJB986 replied on 30/01/2019 11:10

Posted on 30/01/2019 11:10

It seems that Devitt require 3 weeks notice...we travel 11 days after the 29th March.....but they won't issue on spec prior to that date.

Been doing this for over 50 years and never had any kind of problem or uncertainty.

I can't imagine them dealing with and satisfying  thousands of telephone requests on the 29th!

To solve my own situation we will make a minor detour through Kaliningrad and obtain a green card well in advance!

Wherenext replied on 30/01/2019 15:31

Posted on 30/01/2019 11:06 by AnotherDavid

I cant remember how long ago it was when I last paid any extra to tour within the EU and I didnt know such policies still existed but no doubt I am about to find out now

Posted on 30/01/2019 15:31

Just like you, David, I honestly cannot remember the last time I paid for a "Green Card" and have not seen one in decades. Maybe Peugeot Insurance can pass on instructions to other insurers, if and/or when such things are needed.