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Drive in the EU after Brexit: bus and coach drivers

5 Nov 2019

What UK bus or coach drivers need to do to drive professionally in the EU if there's a no-deal Brexit.

 

Driving licences and international driving permits

You will still need to carry your UK driving licence with you.

You might need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in some EU countries, Iceland and Norway if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

The types of IDPs you need will depend on the countries you will drive through.  You can get an IDP over the counter at the Post Office.

They cost £5.50 and you must:

  • be a Great Britain or Northern Ireland resident
  • have a full UK driving licence
  • be 18 or over

Driver CPC for bus and coach drivers

You need a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification to drive a bus or coach professionally in the UK, the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway

If you work for a UK company and have a UK Driver CPC qualification

You will still need Driver CPC to drive professionally in the UK after Brexit. You must still complete your Driver CPC periodic training by your deadline.

You do not need to do anything else if you’re a UK driver working for a UK company.

You will still be able to drive to or through EU countries with your UK Driver CPC qualification for all international journeys that UK companies are allowed to make after a no-deal Brexit.

More information here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit-bus-and-coach-drivers