As you read this Sarah will just be setting out on an epic journey from Malta, back to Yorkshire …………… in a Fiat Panda! Wish her luck #shemayneedit although if she breaks down in Italy, she should be able to find someone to fix it ?
The lovely guys n gals over at www.petrolheadswelcome.com know a thing or two about travelling and recently offered lots of great advice about driving in Europe, so here you go, just in case you decide to get out on the open road too………….
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Whilst those of us based in ‘Old Blighty’ have seemingly less traffic-free areas to drive in, that’s less of an issue for Europe where greater land mass and lesser population density make for some brilliant roads and vistas.
Yes indeed, we love exploring France, Spain and beyond and that love’s not going to change.
However, driving in Europe in 2021 and beyond presents some minor additional challenges as a result of Brexit. This is our brief guide to things to consider before setting off.
It’s divided into 3 sections: 1) things to do before you travel, 2) things to take with you and 3) some useful links.
1 – Things to do before you set off…
2 – Things to take with you…
The following is non-exhaustive. If you spot something we’ve missed, please let us know or comment below, thank you.
2a – Covid Requirements
As we write, there are a number of additional requirements that are not required in all cases and may be swept away over time (we all hope):
3 – Useful Further Reading
Covid Guidelines – UK Government and the European Commission
UK Global Health Insurance Card – NHS
International Driving Licence/Permit – The Post Office
Post-Brexit Driving in Europe – The AA
Post-Brexit Driving in Europe – The RAC
Post-Brexit Driving in Europe – Which?
Insurance Industry advice – The ABI
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