Add driving abroad cover

Going into Europe? Get covered online

It's quick and easy to arrange cover to take your car abroad - simply log into your Swift Space, and click 'Add driving abroad cover'. You can find this in the 'Countries covered' section at the bottom of your details online.

Following the simple steps will give you the same level of cover in all European Union (EU) countries as you have here. Just choose the dates when you're travelling, and pay the extra based on how long you're away for. And you save money by not calling - as there are no admin charges for changes you make yourself online.

For no extra cost, all UK car insurance policies automatically provide the minimum cover required by law in all European Union (EU) countries. This covers your liability to third parties only - the minimum cover does not insure your car in case of any damage.

Please note that some optional extras do not provide cover outside the UK.

Please remember to take your car insurance certificate with you when travelling in the EU. Following Brexit Day, you may also require a green card and an International Driving Permit.

The green card is an international certificate of insurance issued by UK insurance providers which prove the motorist has the right motor insurance in place for driving in the EU country they’re travelling in.

To get your own green card ahead of your trip you just need to contact us by calling 0330 024 6394. Be sure to give sufficient notice to get your green card in time, as they can take 14 days.

The Department for Transport has said that there’s a chance British motorists will need to buy an International Driving Permit if they plan on driving in countries in Europe (excluding the Republic of Ireland) after Brexit.

An International Driving Permit is a basically a translated version of your existing driving licence, which allows foreign officials to easily check your driving credentials if required. They cost £5.50 to buy and you can apply for one at your local Post Office.

For more information on driving abroad, please read your policy documents in My Swift Space.

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