Your vehicle’s original registration document (V5c) or a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103b) if your vehicle is hired, leased or borrowed.
Your motor insurance certificate – if your vehicle is a company car, does the company insurance allow for foreign travel or do you need to take out additional cover?
An International Driving Permit (IDP) where necessary – you don’t need an IDP to drive in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein if you have a UK photocard driving licence. But you might need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have either: A paper driving licence or, a licence issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man. Find out if you need an IDP using – www.postoffice.co.uk/identity/internatonal-driving-permit
A Green Card from your insurer where necessary – from 2 August 2021, a Green Card (or International Motor Insurance Card) is no longer required to travel in the European Economic Area (including Ireland), which includes all the European Union countries plus Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. You may need to carry a green card to drive in other countries including Albania, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine.
UK identifier on a UK-registered vehicle – 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.
Be aware of cultural differences on the road. Drivers, and other road users abroad, may behave differently to the UK. A good example is in the UK if a pedestrian is waiting at a crossing, the traffic stops. In other countries this is not always the case which is why it’s best to drive defensively and expect the unexpected at all times.