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Driving in europe

Touring tips

A country by country guide to local rules for drivers

If you're planning to drive abroad from the UK it's important to familiarise yourself with local rules for drivers before you go.

This is just as important if you regularly drive abroad as it is if you're planning your first trip as rules and requirements do change. France for example has introduced several significant changes recently, and there are more to come.

From Andorra to Ukraine, the AA touring tips give you the essentials you need to be aware of for more than 40 countries.

Country by country

Brexit

The documents you'll need to carry if driving in Europe will change in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit.

The UK and EU have agreed an extension to Article 50 until 31 October at the latest, with the option to leave earlier as soon as a deal has been ratified.

So while no deal remains the legal default at the end of this extension period, it's now unlikely that there will be any changes affecting European travel this summer e.g. you will not need to carry an IDP or insurance green card to drive in an EU country.

If the UK does leave without a deal:

 

AA touring tips

Our touring tips include information about compulsory equipment requirements as well as covering local rules on drinking and driving, use of lights, speed limits, carrying children and so on. They also include more general advice on things like fuel availability and tolls.

Download country-specific advice and information as a pdf document by selecting the country of interest in the box on the right or from the list below


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A Andorra
Austria

B
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria

C
Croatia
Republic of Cyprus
Czech Republic

D
Denmark

E
Estonia

F
Finland
France & Monaco

G
Germany
Gibraltar
Great Britain
Greece

H
Hungary

I
Iceland
Ireland
Italy & San Marino

L
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M
Macedonia
Malta
Montenegro

N
Netherlands
Norway

P
Poland
Portugal

R
Romania
Russian Federation

S
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland & Liechtenstein

T
Turkey

U
Ukraine

 

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updated 17 April 2019