Driving abroad in Europe

Car insurance cover in Europe

European countries where you're covered to drive

As an AA car insurance policyholder, you can drive anywhere in the EU and other European countries with the same cover level as you have in the UK.

The Gold and Platinum levels of comprehensive car insurance cover you for up to 90 days during the 12 months of your policy. The Silver level covers you for 30 days.

The Republic of Ireland is within the territorial limit of our car insurance, so policyholders get the same level as cover there as they do in the UK all year round.

Your car insurance is valid in the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstien
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City
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Documents for driving abroad in Europe

You'll need to take:

  • Your Certificate of Motor Insurance
  • The vehicle log book (V5C)
  • Your driving licence
  • Your passport

Longer trips and business travel abroad

Be aware, as a British citizen you can visit the EU or countries in the Schengen area for a total of 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa.

So let us know if you want to take your car to Europe for more than 90 days and have the same level of cover as you have in the UK. If your insurer agrees, you may have to pay a fee for the extended cover.

Please also tell us if you're planning to use your car for business travel abroad.

  • Call us on 0344 412 4684

Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm.

The AA's advice on driving abroad

Government advice

Breakdown cover abroad

For peace of mind, AA European Breakdown Cover has a 24/7 English-speaking helpline for when you're driving abroad.

Updated 12 June 2024