Will my European driving insurance continue to be valid?

Before travelling to Europe in your own vehicle we would advise you to check with your motor insurance provider to ensure the validity of your policy for driving in EU countries. 

The requirement for green cards, which is an international certificate of motor insurance, when a UK registered vehicle is travelling in the European Economic Area has been removed by the European Commission from 2 August 2021. Therefore you are no longer required to carry a green card when you drive in the EU (including Ireland).

However, to ensure this is communicated widely the UK insurance industry will continue to issue green cards until 2 September 2021, when a vehicle is going abroad. You can get Green Cards from the insurance company insuring the vehicle or trailer.

We recommend contacting your motor insurance provider at least one month in advance of travel to check you have all the documentation you need.

Get in touch

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above or to find the latest sailing updates please visit our Twitter account @POferriesupdate. Our Help Centre also provides information regarding travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 08:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 and 17:00 on weekends.