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You need to inform your insurance company that you will be driving abroad. There may be an extra premium involved and they will possibly issue you with a Green card. A Green card is a document that proves that the minimum legal requirement for insurance cover for countries which accept the document has been met. Even if your insurance company don't issue you with a Green card, it might be worth requesting one as it is a document that is well recognised by police all over Europe.

Insurance certificates issued in Community Member States (EU) provide third party cover throughout all other member states.

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