Can I Drive In Spain On A Uk License?

Can I Drive In Spain On A Uk License
Rules for driving in Europe UK licence holders resident in Spain can now continue to drive using their valid UK driving licence until 30 April 2022.

Do I need a international drivers license to drive in Spain?

If you are planning to rent a car in Spain , applying for an international driving permit is important. Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. This driving permit is a requirement to  drive in Spain , and without the permit, you could face punishment if stopped by law enforcement officials while driving.

American drivers must have both their domestic license and IDP in their possession while driving. An international drivers permit in Spain is a translated version of your original license. It is available only to those who are currently licensed in their home country.

The license makes it easy for law enforcement (and others like staff at the rental car desk) to learn your name, address and other information without language barriers standing in the way. Auto Europe has all your travel concerns on renting a car in Spain covered.

Can you rent a car in Spain without an international driver’s license?

To rent a car in Spain, you need to be over the age of 21 and have a valid driver’s license, a passport and a major credit card. The law in Spain requires non-EU driver’s license holders to posses an International Driver’s Permit, which you can obtain through AAA.

Which country driving licence is valid in Spain?

Exchanging driving licences – Exchanging a licence involves approval of the driving licence you already hold. The licence you held is exchanged for the equivalent Spanish licence. The procedure is much simpler to follow than obtaining a new licence. Driving licences issued in any Member State of the European Union (EU), and in the European Economic Area (EEA – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) are valid for driving in Spain as long as they are current and have not been withdrawn for any reason.

See also:  Taking My Car To Spain On Holiday?

The only proviso is that the age required for driving must be the same as required to obtain an equivalent Spanish driving licence. As long as your EU and EEA  driving licence is current, exchanging it is entirely voluntary.

The exchange means we replace the driving licence you held with an equivalent Spanish licence. During this procedure, your original licence is withdrawn and we issue you with a provisional licence. You will receive your definitive licence in approximately one-and-a-half months. Volver arriba

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    What documents do I need to carry in my car in Spain?

    Do I need a green card for driving in Spain?

    If you’re driving in most European countries – All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in:

    • the EU (including Ireland)
    • Andorra
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Iceland
    • Liechtenstein
    • Norway
    • Serbia
    • Switzerland

    Check with your insurer if your policy has extra cover for things like theft or damage to your car abroad. You do not need to carry a green card when you drive in the EU (including Ireland), Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, and Switzerland. You still need valid vehicle insurance. You may need to carry a green card to drive in other countries, including:

    • Albania
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Moldova
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine