Green Cards?

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  1. Yorick

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    Many, many years ago, we always had to get a 'Green Card' for the insurance.

    But over the years things changed and they came as standard IIRC. Then we just had to tell them when we go.

    Well, the last few years, I haven't done anything when we go.

    Should we be be telling the insurance company when we go?

    Have I been a bad boy ? :BigGrin:
     
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    for the sake of a 2 min phone call i would let them know
    If you dont, and should have, you probaby wont be insured
     
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    Hi, it should be in the insurance policy and also (in my case) written on the back of the certificate. Some insurance companies allow xx days continuous outside UK but require you to tell them - Adrian Flux brokered a policy that had this requirements when I was with them

    Hope that helps. The green card itself doesn't exist anymore as far as I know, just some words in a few languages. I had the dickens of a job trying to get my employers to understand that I needed the back of the certificate and not just a very poor scanned copy for my business travel in Europe. Cheers!:thumb:

    Just seen PJ's post - yes, best to call them and be sure
     
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    Hmm, will give them a call next time :BigGrin:
     
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    What the hell, just go !
     
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    With safeguard it's covered all year no need to tell them they expect you to go
     
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    all eu bought insurance as to give minimum cover in all eu countries ,some non eu are also covered .like switzerland . for the full operation time of the cover. its automatic .
    some give full cover similar toyour uk cover some restrict the time away on the full cover . most uk companies lie and tell you they dont have to cover you. (article 7(2)of the .EEC directive on insurance of civil liberties arising from the use of a motor vehicle(no72/166/cee).
    that should cover you.
    also its wise to get an international accident report form off your insurer before you go. its in several languages and in some eu countries its compulsory to have one in the car/vehicle.
    they are designed by the european insurance commitee as an agreed staement of facts .
     
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    Questioned saga about this when I insured van , according to the lady I spoke to, you can go as long as you like, within reason ,not full timeing without telling them, I have European breakdown with them as well which is the same. Of coarse I may have it wrong but that's what I go with:thumb::thumb:
     

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