BRITISH motorists driving outside the UK now have to comply with new ID rules.
Here is what they are.
Is the GB number plate sticker still valid abroad?
No, the UK must now remove old-style GB stickers or cover them up.
Now they should display a UK sticker or have the UK identifier on their number plate.
The UK government guidance has been in place since Tuesday, September 28.
The change was made to include Northern Ireland in the wake of Brexit because Great Britain refers only to England, Wales and Scotland.
What should Brits use when driving outside of the UK?
The new rules state that any driver with a GB sticker on their car now needs to replace it with a new UK one if they are driving abroad.
now needs "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
- A Euro symbol
- A national flag of England, Scotland or Wales
- A numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier
What should be done with old-style GB stickers?
They should be removed from the car unless you have a number plate that includes the UK identifier with the Union Jack will not need a sticker.
Drivers also need to remember that number plates featuring the blue band and letters GB next to the European golden stars are also no longer valid.
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