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Green cards

The Green Card is an international certificate of insurance proving visiting motorists have the minimum compulsory insurance cover required by the law of the country visited.

Whilst the UK currently faces a dynamic situation with regards to travel, from 1 January 2021, any customers who intend to drive their vehicles outside the UK will require a Green Card to provide evidence that they have the minimum compulsory insurance required by law to drive in the country they intend to visit. In this scenario, Allianz customers who intend to drive abroad will need to contact their insurance broker for further help.

Digital copies of the card will not be accepted, all motorists need to carry a printed copy of their document, although this no longer needs to be printed on green paper.

Allianz is issuing Green Cards for customers driving in the EU and European Economic Area (EEA). We've created a simple online service for you to request a Green Card for your customers driving in the EEA. 

Fleet customers should contact their broker to request Green Cards.

Read our Green Card FAQs 

Trailers

For anyone wishing to take a trailer abroad, they should check whether it needs to be registered for use.

It's mandatory to register commercial trailers over 750kg gross weight and all trailers over 3,500kg gross weight before towing them through some European countries.

A full list of trailers can be found on the Government website.

For customers driving HGVs which are towing a trailer, a Green Card is also required for the trailer.

European Statement of Accident Form

We recommend that customers driving within the EEA also carry a European Accident Statement form. This document should be completed in the event of a road traffic incident involving a third party vehicle to provide an 'agreed statement of facts'.

International Driving Permit (IDP)

From 1 January 2021, International Driving Permits may be required when driving in some European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. We recommend that customers check the UK Government’s current advice on driving in the EU from 1 January 2021.

More information on driving abroad can be found on Allianz Risk Management  

Through our multinational network we benefit from having partner offices in all 30 EEA territories, 28 of which are Allianz subsidiary providers. Indeed, as part of Allianz Group we are able to leverage our strong global network to continue to provide multinational solutions to the needs of our customers. Allianz is committed to supporting our customers through the Brexit journey and preparing for the impact of Brexit. 

We’ve been engaging regularly with our supply chain over the last year, preparing for the eventuality of a no deal Brexit, and to identify and mitigate any potential risks to our customers and operations. Our suppliers have been proactive in their approach by ensuring sufficient stock quantities and ensuring custom applications are submitted to ensure goods can be received after the 31 December 2020.

We’ll continue to have open dialogue with our supply chain regarding the provision of goods, transfer of data and general supplier stability. We also have relevant contingency plans and business continuity plans in place to ensure the sustained smooth running of operations. 

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, EHIC cards which previously provided limited medical cover abroad are being phased out. Instead, eligible UK residents will be able to apply for a GHIC card.

When do EHICs expire?

Check your EHIC card for its expiry date. Eventually all EHIC cards will be entirely phased out.

Who is eligible for an EHIC?

If you're ordinarily resident in the UK and not insured by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you're likely to be considered insured by the UK and will be entitled to a GHIC. More information is available on the government website.

Will I still require travel insurance?

Yes. The GHIC is not intended to replace comprehensive travel insurance.

Do I need to pay for a GHIC?

The application is free. Since there’s no charge, be wary of any website which looks to charge you.

Where do I apply for a GHIC?

For more information on the GHIC and the application process, visit the government website.

The government website hosts a number of upcoming webinars plus links to previous recordings with sector-specific advice.
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