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A Driver In Foreign Lands

A DRIVER IN FOREIGN LANDS Driving in a foreign country means a whole new set of rules and regulations for drivers, and first you must work out if your licence is valid or if you need to get an international driving permit. Some countries have additional regulations that must be observed as well. We have put together this handy guide to make those travelling outside of the UK aware of their destination country's legal driving requirements. INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT REQUIRED Driving permit laws in some of the most popular holiday destinations There are two types of International Driving Permits (IDPS) that are generally accepted by countries. LAUTOMOBILE DRIV LAUTOMOBILE DRIV Only a few countries still observe Most countries around the IDP 1926 IDP 1949 the 1926 Convention. world require the IDP 1949. PERMIT Brazil, Burundi, Iraq, Nigeria, and Somalia. ERMIT INTERNA The following countries require an IDP to legally drive, and for some special conditions apply. Refer to the icon legend to determine what additional arrangements should be made when you are on holiday in a specific country. EUROPE GB LICENCE ONLY IDP REQUIRED SWEDEN IDP RECOMMENDED FINLAND NORWAY ICELAND ESTONIA LATVIA DENMARK LITHUANIA GERMANY POLAND NETHERLANDS SLOVAKIA IRELAND BELGIUM LUXEMBOURG HUNGARY CZECH REP. ROMANIA FRANCE BULGARIA LIECHTENSTEIN GREECE AUSTRIA MALTA PORTUGAL SLOVENIA CYPRUS • SPAIN ITALY REST OF THE WORLD • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INDIA RUSSIAN FEDERATION CANADA PAKISTAN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • QATAR TURKEY SYRIA UKRAINE JAPAN • ALBANIA KOREA LEBANON TAIWAN MOROCCO PHILIPPINES TUNISIA MEXICO CAMBODIA ISRAEL COLUMBIA HONG KONG CAMEROON ECUADOR • SRI LANKA THAILAND EGYPT PERU MALAYSIA JORDAN BOLIVIA • SINGAPORE • SUDAN CHILE INDONESIA • SOUTH AFRICA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA • TANZANIA KENYA KEY • IDP Required to hire a car. Temporary local licence may be obtained on production of UK licence, but this may be time consuming and more expensive. IDP recommended. • If your UK driving licence does not incorporate a photograph, you must also have an IDP. IDP Recommended. • All valid UK driving licences should be accepted, but acceptance of licences that are not of the European Communities model cannot be gauranteed. Therefore, drivers should update them before departure. Older licences may also be accompanied by an IDP. • UK driving licences valid for 90 days. • IDP recommended as, in the event of an accident, some insurance companies will insist on seeing one. Additionally, those licences which do not incorporate a photograph need to be accompanied by photographic proof of identity. IDP must be exchanged for a local driving licence for a small fee. An IDP is required for holders of driving licences not incorporating a photograph, and recommended for photocard licence holders. O IDP must be certified by the local authorities on arrival. • IDP must be accompanied by a recognition permit available for a small fee from the AA of Ceylon in Colombo. • Officially a certified translation is required from the consulate. • IDP only required for stays longer than 30 days.

A Driver In Foreign Lands

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Driving in a foreign country means a whole new set of rules and regulations for drives, and first you must work out if your license is valid or if you need to get an international driving permit. Some...


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