Traveling abroad

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Traveling abroad

Details correct at time of preparation. However it is recommended you carry all the items listed when driving anywhere outside the UK as individual country laws often change.



Items Required France Belgium Netherlands Germany Spain Italy Austria Switzerland Poland
GB Sticker / Euro Plate YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Headlamp Converter YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Warning Triangle YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
High Visibility Jacket YES YES N/A YES YES** YES** YES N/A N/A
First Aid Kit N/A YES N/A YES N/A N/A YES N/A N/A
Fire Extinguisher N/A YES N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A YES
Spare Bulbs YES N/A N/A N/A YES YES YES N/A N/A



** = High visibility jacket required for all persons in car.


It is also highly recommended that you carry your driving license and proof of insurance documents with you.


Don't forget to extend your breakdown Cover, this can be arranged for just the time of the trip for a small amount.

Also worth checking your insurance covers you for the repatriation of your car in the event you vehicle ends up un-driveable following an accident. It may only stipulate that you are covered for transport to the nearest competent repairer. Repatration costs can easily be over £1000 depending on where you are. If your insurance doesn't cover for this you can get aftermarket coverage. Your standard AA or RAC European cover may also not suffice in the event of an accident.

Get yourself a European Health Insurance Card (replaced the E111) available free from here https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do

External Links

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/general_advice.html

http://www.rac.co.uk/car-insurance/know-how/uk-driving/europe-checklist.htm


U.K Laws

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