We strongly advise that you take out your own adequate vehicle and travel insurance, which includes cancellation cover. We are not liable for any loss or disappointment that you may suffer in the case that you are not adequately insured.
You are advised to carry a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which provides reciprocal healthcare within the EU. The EHIC is free of charge and must be renewed every 5 years. You can apply online at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC is not equivalent to travel insurance as it does not cover private medical healthcare or other costs, please check before you undertake treatment.
We recommend that you travel with both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy.
Up-to-date travel information is provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth office at www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo
This is a self-drive holiday and it is your responsibility to ensure your car is roadworthy and properly insured for use outside of your country of residence.
When you travel abroad you should tell your UK car insurers, who will check that your insurance policy covers you outside the UK. Most insurers will extend your insurance policy for driving anywhere in the EU, but this is usually basic third-party cover. You will probably have to pay to upgrade your comprehensive policy to cover you within the EU. Your insurer should also issue you with a Green Card, which is an internationally recognised document that acts as proof of insurance in Europe. Your insurers may charge for this service. If in doubt speak to your insurance company.
You can use your Great Britain (GB) or Northern Ireland driving licence in all European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries, and Switzerland.