You will still need to carry your driving licence with you, but UK drivers may also need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in some EU and EEA countries from 1st January 2021. Please check the government websites of each country you will be driving in for up-to-date requirements.
If you are driving your own vehicle, you will need a 'green card' as proof that you have motor insurance cover and UK drivers will need a UK sticker on the rear of the vehicle and trailer when driving in the EU.
If your number plate includes the UK identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack), you do not need a UK sticker.
However, you will need to display a UK sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following:
- a GB identifier with the Union flag
- a Euro symbol
- a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales
- numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier
If you’re in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you must display a UK sticker no matter what is on your number plate.
UK drivers do not need to show a GB sticker to drive in Ireland.