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Baffled by Brexit – Can I Still Use My UK license Within the EU / EEA?

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Baffled by Brexit – Can I Still Use My UK license Within the EU / EEA?

On the 31 January 2020, the UK has officially left the European Union and has entered a period of transition. 


The transition period runs till 31 December 2020, during which time, the following would apply:

  • UK licenses will be valid in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries, which includes all EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, along with Switzerland.
  • You do not need an International Drivers Permit (IDP) to drive in any EU and EEA country, or Switzerland, for stays of up to 12 months.
  • EU / EEA licenses will be accepted in the UK

If you are travelling outside of the EU / EEA, then you may require an IDP which can be bought from any post office for around £5.50. We suggest you check the laws within the country you wish to visit to see if an IDP is required.

For more information, please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47459859

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