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?

SteveL replied on 30/01/2019 16:16

Posted on 30/01/2019 15:45 by Dorset Diver

I can't remember the last time I paid for a "Green Card" and have not seen one in many years.  All they were was written confirmation that at a minimum your insurance meets the third party requirements of the countries you intended to visit.  At present that is normally stated on the reverse of your insurance certificate.  It is certainly on mine in various languages.

Posted on 30/01/2019 16:16

My insurance does not cover for fully comp outside of the the U.K. Although it does cover third party. Whilst it might have not been a legal requirement they have always issued one when I have paid the extra for fully comp in Europe.

Dorset Diver replied on 30/01/2019 16:27

Posted on 30/01/2019 16:16 by SteveL

My insurance does not cover for fully comp outside of the the U.K. Although it does cover third party. Whilst it might have not been a legal requirement they have always issued one when I have paid the extra for fully comp in Europe.

Posted on 30/01/2019 16:27

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DavidSmithCandMClub replied on 30/01/2019 17:45

Posted on 30/01/2019 17:45

Hi EJB986 

I have spoken to Devitt and the reason they did not offer you a Green Card immediately was that you are not travelling until mid-April, and with the uncertainty still around Brexit, there may not be any need to issue one.

What we’re trying to avoid is all customers asking for a Green Card on a 'just in case' basis, as this would incur costs that may impact customers and the Club.

However, it is not our intention to deny anyone a Green Card should they want one.

I am out of the office for the rest of the week, but when I return on Monday I will be happy to get Devitt to contact you directly and issue a Green card for your trip.

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As a general point to other posters, we currently only issue Green Cards to people who are intending to tour OUTSIDE the EU. However, if Brexit happens, there may be a requirement to issue Green Cards for travel in the EU, as we will no longer be members. The reason we cannot be totally prescriptive on requirements at this point is that we still don't know what Brexit, should it happen, will look like.

old ludlovian replied on 30/01/2019 18:35

Posted on 30/01/2019 18:35

Appears  people haven't read there insurance docs .most only cover third party  in Europe .and you have to upgrade to  get fully comp ..mine works for me if  I don't go no extra cost for that year  but if I go on holiday just pay to get fully comp insurance when I need it

AnotherDavid replied on 30/01/2019 20:13

Posted on 30/01/2019 18:35 by old ludlovian

Appears  people haven't read there insurance docs .most only cover third party  in Europe .and you have to upgrade to  get fully comp ..mine works for me if  I don't go no extra cost for that year  but if I go on holiday just pay to get fully comp insurance when I need it

Posted on 30/01/2019 20:13

I have very carefully read mine and have used a number of companies over the years all covering extended trips fully comp. Since I spend about 4 months  a  year in other EU countries any policy that didn't cover me fully comp for that period has never been considered.

Wherenext replied on 30/01/2019 20:27

Posted on 30/01/2019 20:27

The 2 covers are just that, i.e.2.

The Green Card was necessary because basic Third Party cover was not standardised until the EU brought out a directive that insurers of EU registered vehicles and insured in EU countries would all include cover for Third Party on their certificates if they provided cover outside of their own country. 

However not every insurer is willing to continue your Comprehensive cover for your vehicle without an additional premium, either to give you Comp cover or to extend their period of cover, say from 30 days to 60 etc. 

It would seem that AD's insurers and my own have always managed to provide the cover we need without extra payment.

Metheven replied on 30/01/2019 23:00

Posted on 30/01/2019 23:00

My insurers give the same cover (fully comprehensive) as in the UK, to a maximum of 90 days within the EU with additional fee for anything over that period and outside of the EU.

EJB986 replied on 31/01/2019 12:46

Posted on 31/01/2019 12:46

Thank you David....the whole point of my post was to indicate that other insurance companies are actually listing those that will require a green card after 29th in the case of a 'No Deal'.

That would of course save issuing green cards when it isn't necessary but automatically issue them if they are required. 

Again thanks for your inputsmile

EJB986 replied on 05/02/2019 13:58

Posted on 05/02/2019 13:58

Had a phone call two days ago from the club with an apology and my green card arrived this morning.

Thanks to David Smith and the very pleasant young lady who phoned and resolved the issue.smile