For those travellers who intend to drive in Europe, an International Driving Permit may be required for the areas you plan to drive in and through and you may need more than one depending on where you are visiting. Each permit costs £5.50 and are available from selected Post Office’s.
Currently, Great Britain (GB) driving licence holders are not required to obtain an International Driving Permit if driving in our Ski resorts in Austria and France, nor are they required for those driving in our summer resorts in Greece and Italy. Those looking to drive in Turkey will require an International Driving Permit. For up-to-date information regarding International Driving Permits, please click here.
If you plan on driving your own car in Europe, please contact your car insurance provider to obtain a physical Green Card for your UK car insurance to be valid in the EU. Please note, you may be charged a small administration fee. Additionally you may need a GB sticker for your own car.