Montenegrin and UK drivers will no longer need to show a Green Card policy at the EU borders

15 July 2021 — Daniela GHETU
Starting 2 August 2021, vehicles registered in Montenegro and the UK, except for the military ones, will no longer be checked for the existence of a valid MTPL insurance when crossing the borders of EU states, the recently adopted Implementing Decision of the European Commission no. 2021/1145 of 30.6.2021 provides.

On 30 May 2002, the national insurers' bureaux of the Member States of the European Economic Area and other associate States concluded an agreement under which the settlement of claims arising in respect of accidents occurring in their territories that are caused by vehicles normally based in the territory of the other parties to that agreement, is guaranteed, irrespective of whether such vehicles are insured (the 'Agreement').

On 6 January 2021, the national insurers' bureaux of the Member States and those of Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom signed an addendum to the agreement by which the Agreement was amended to include the national insurers' bureau of Montenegro. The addendum provides for the practical arrangements to abolish insurance checks in respect of vehicles normally based in the territory of Montenegro and which are subject to the Agreement.

The national insurers' bureau of the United Kingdom was a signatory to of the Agreement of 30 May 2002. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union did not change the situation as regards the commitments of its national insurers' bureau towards the other national insurers' bureaux concerned.

Therefore, all the conditions for the removing of checks on motor insurance against civil liability, in accordance with Directive 2009/103/EC, in respect of vehicles normally based in Montenegro and the United Kingdom are fulfilled.

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