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International driving permits

Post by crofty » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 pm

Got a trip planned to the Balkans in May. My research is telling me that Montenegro and Albania might need a IDP nowadays.
When i got to the post office the person there said the latest Gov advice is to get one for all Europe as after brexit UK licences may not be recognised. just wondered if you thought this was more Project Fear ?

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Re: International driving permits

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:59 pm

No, it's all made up.

Just show them the blue passport and tell them you are English.

If in Germany chant "Two world wars and one world cup"

In France: "OO do you think you are, Napoleon?"

etc etc

The cowardly foreigner will back down in the face of English pluck.

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Seriously...there are no guarantees: you might need one, you might not. It all depends on just how idiotic our MPs are. Currently we have European licences...post-Brexit, who knows?

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Re: International driving permits

Post by AlanHolt » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:07 pm

In the event of a no-deal brexit, you will also need to carry a green card for your insurance, and it must be valid for the countries you intend to pass through.

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Re: International driving permits

Post by m4ckk13 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:No, it's all made up.

Just show them the blue passport and tell them you are English.

If in Germany chant "Two world wars and one world cup"

In France: "OO do you think you are, Napoleon?"

etc etc

The cowardly foreigner will back down in the face of English pluck.

:D


Seriously...there are no guarantees: you might need one, you might not. It all depends on just how idiotic our MPs are. Currently we have European licences...post-Brexit, who knows?
I actually wet myself laughing at your response....
My husband thinks I'm crazy

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Re: International driving permits

Post by Whippet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:48 am

I'm considering putting a filing cabinet on the back of my bike so I can take all the necessary documentation with me on my next trip post brexit.
I wish I had a crystal ball :D

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Re: International driving permits

Post by vRSG60 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:07 am

crofty wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 pm
When i got to the post office the person there said the latest Gov advice is to get one for all Europe
Except you need a different one for Spain than you do for France!
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Re: International driving permits

Post by AlanHolt » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:01 pm

And anyone with an EU licence from the 27 remaining countries can drive in the UK after brexit without needing an IDP.

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Re: International driving permits

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:52 pm

AlanHolt wrote:And anyone with an EU licence from the 27 remaining countries can drive in the UK after brexit without needing an IDP.

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Re: International driving permits

Post by SteveR » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 am

Good article here on the possible legal implications of Euro driving in the event of a Brexit with "no deal"... along with some other areas that will be impacted.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... is-no-deal

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Re: International driving permits

Post by crofty » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks for the link Steve, quite alot to think about as well as driving licences

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