Currently, Great Britain (GB) and Norther Ireland 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.
Please check the validity of your licence before you travel and if you need to please, renew your driving licence online if it’s expired or about to expire. You’ll need to apply to renew your licence at least a week before you travel.
You will need a 'UK' sticker on your car - a 'GB' sticker is no longer valid.
You will need to notify your insurance company and ensure you have appropriate cover to drive abroad.
If you’re taking your own vehicle, you also need to take your log book (V5C) and your insurance certificate.
If you’re taking a vehicle abroad that you’ve hired or leased in the UK, you’ll need a VE103 certificate.
Additionally, If you plan on driving your own car in Turkey, please contact your car insurance provider to obtain a physical Green Card for your UK car insurance to be valid. Please note, you may be charged a small administration fee.
For further information regarding driving abroad, please refer to the government's website.