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Crossing Irish border post no-deal Brexit may require insurance ‘green card’

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, people planning on driving across the Irish border or taking their vehicle from the UK into the EU – and vice versa – would be required to get a ‘green card’, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have warned.

Green cards would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance, and the ABI have also warned that those travelling without one may be breaking the law.

The ABI advises customers to contact their insurer at least one month before they travel to get one.

A “small administration charge” will be applied to green cards by insurers.

There are approximately 110 million crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland each year, the NI Department for the Economy suggests.