As from Tuesday 28th September 2021 if you are driving a UK registered car in Spain you will need to display a UK sticker on the rear of your vehicle instead of the GB sticker
As from today, Tuesday 28th September 2021, if you are driving a UK registered car in the EU, including Spain, you will need to display a UK sticker on the rear of your vehicle instead of the GB sticker.
If your number plate already includes the UK identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack), you do not need a UK sticker.
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 (also known as the Union Jack)
- a Euro symbol
- a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales
- numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier
There are three exceptions:
If you are in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you must display a UK sticker no matter what is on your number plate.
The old GB sticker should be removed or covered.
Whilst on the subject of driving a UK registered car in Spain, do not forget that, if you are the owner of the vehicle you also need to carry your log book. If you borrowed, hired or leased the vehicle then you need to carry a VE 103 form that shows you have permission to take it out of the country.
On 30 June 2021, the European Commission announced that UK motorists would no longer need to show a green card when entering the EU to prove they had insurance.
All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in the EU (including Ireland).