At GoShorty, we offer temporary insurance to drivers who are travelling to the EU when the their insured journey starts and ends within the UK. If you are going on holiday or travelling to see family then our temporary EU cover could be the answer.
It can be sometimes be difficult to obtain temporary insurance and ensure that you are covered whilst travelling in the EU from the UK, however, with GoShorty, you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll be covered for your trip on the minimum level of cover within the European Union.
Our temporary insurance offers drivers the chance to get short term cover if travelling into the EU from the UK and back, for up to 28 days, on their own vehicle or someone else’s car without affecting the vehicle owners No Claims Discount.
Temporary car insurance offers drivers an affordable way to get behind the wheel for a trip into Europe from the UK. It’s a method of insuring a driver on a car or van for a short period of time, rather than a lengthy annual policy. Use it to drive a family member’s car for a few days if you’re taking a weekend trip to Calais or join in on your friend’s road trips or to visit family in the EU without being tied into long annual policies.
All of our car and van policies provide you with comprehensive cover within the UK, when you visit the European Union, the standard cover provided will be at the minimum insurance level required by that country. The minimum cover you will receive may be less than the UK’s Third Party cover. Some of our insurers will provide you with the cover level shown on your policy schedule, but you’ll need to check the relevant providers policy wording prior to purchase to see if this is the case.
Whether you’re planning on driving your own or someone else’s car, it’s a legal requirement to have valid insurance before getting behind the wheel. It doesn’t matter if it’s only for a few hours when helping out a relative or for several weeks when on holiday, driving without the appropriate cover in place could land you in serious trouble.
Not all regular UK policies will cover you whilst driving abroad, which is why it is important to check your cover and take out a policy for European driving.
Whether you need insurance for just one day or for several weeks, we offer a wide range of policies with cover levels to suit your individual needs.
You should apply for insurance for the full duration that you intend to drive on your trip and should start from the date you start driving within the UK and end on the day you return the vehicle back in the UK.
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What is and isn’t covered by your short-term car insurance policy will depend on the type of cover you purchase.
Getting temporary car insurance for travel to the EU from the UK can be complicated, however, we can provide you with flexible insurance cover for travel from the UK into Europe and back.
The cost of a short-term insurance policy for anyone aged over 18 and will depend on several factors including:
At GoShorty, we insure people who are taking a trip to the EU in a vehicle they are driving to and from the UK. Get a quick and easy quote in under 2 minutes to see how much this could cost you.
You can, however you will have to start and end your insured journey in the UK. All of our insurance policies will be provided with the minimum level cover whilst driving in the European Union.
For most people, having a GB driving license means you’ll be able to drive in the EU. However, you may need to check if require an IDP (International Driving Permit) if you have either a paper driving license, or a license issued in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, or Gibraltar. If you are unsure, check the UK government website or the embassy of the country you’re travelling to.
Yes. However, for the period that you are insured for, you must start and end your journey in the UK in order for the Insurance to remain valid. All insurance policies will be provided with the minimum level cover whilst driving in the European Union.
No. Under the cover that our Insurers provide, all journeys must begin and end in the UK.
No, you can only use your full UK driving licence to drive in the European Union. A UK Provisional licence is not accepted.
Depending on the country you are travelling to may mean you need additional features or things to remember when driving in Europe. A number of important documents you may need include;
You may also need a UK or UK identifier on your car or a Crit’air sticker if driving in France. Additionally, you may need to carry reflective jackets, a warning triangle, headlamp beam deflectors, and a first aid kit.