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Separate GB sticker needed for cars travelling outside the UK - RAC comment

Following the advice issued to UK drivers that states those travelling to the Republic of Ireland, and elsewhere in the EU, after Brexit must ensure their cars display a separate GB sticker, RAC spokesperson Simon Williams said:

“We are concerned many drivers who regularly travel to Europe could easily be caught out after Brexit if they continue to rely on their number plates having the letters ‘GB’ on a blue background.

“While it might seem ridiculous that this will no longer be enough to let authorities know a vehicle is registered in the UK, the latest advice from the Government says that anyone travelling to an EU country, including the Republic of Ireland, must display a separate white oval GB sticker on the rear of their vehicle.”

All RAC European driving kits come with a separate GB sticker

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