There is currently a lot of uncertainty around the future of the UK in relation to Europe, with the situation at the time of writing this article being largely dependent on the outcome of the 12th December General Election. There’s no doubt that much will change, but one thing that might catch out holidaymakers, day trippers and business workers is that the legal situation relating to driving to the European Union may change. We’ve prepared the below article to explain what car owners need to know if they’re going to be visiting an EU member state after Brexit has occurred.
The below assumes that the UK exits the EU with a deal. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, it is possible that circumstances may change further!
Vehicle registration documents
You’ll need to take proof of the vehicle’s registration with you, this will generally include the V5C (log book). If it’s a lease car, you’ll also need a VE103 (vehicle on hire certificate) to demonstrate that the driver is able to use the vehicle when driving abroad.