• Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

Driving abroad: check if you need an International Driving Permit (IDP)


Albania 1968 Algeria 1949 Andorra 1949 Argentina 1949 Armenia 1968 Australia 1949 Austria Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Azerbaijan 1968 Bahamas 1968 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Bahrain 1968 IDP required for car rental and for stays over 90 days. You must have your permit certified by the local authorities upon arrival. Bangladesh 1949 Barbados 1949 Belarus 1968 Belgium Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. If you have a paper driver’s license or a Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Belgian Embassy. Benign 1949 Bosnia herzegovina 1968 Botswana 1949 IDP required for car rental. Brazil 1968 You must obtain a certified translation of your IDP of the British Consulate. Bulgaria Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Burkina Faso 1949 Cambodia 1949 Canada 1949 Green cap 1968 Central African Republic 1968 Chile 1949 Congolese 1949 Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast) 1968 Croatia Nothing If you have a paper driver’s license or a Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Croatian Embassy. Cuba 1968 Cyprus Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here for tours up to 30 days. For visits longer than 30 days you will need a 1949 IDP. If you have a paper driver’s license or a Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license, you may need a 1949 IDP for any length of visit. Check with the Cyprus High Commission. Czech Republic Nothing If you have a paper driver’s license or an Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Democratic Republic of Congo 1968 Denmark Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 90 days. Dominican Republic 1949 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Ecuador 1949 Egypt 1949 Estonia Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for up to 90 days in a 180 day period. If you have a paper driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Estonian Embassy. Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 1949 If you have an old paper UK driving license, you need to take another piece of photo identification, such as your passport. You may need to show a IDP to your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. Fiji 1949 Finland Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. France Nothing If you have a paper driver’s license or a Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the French Embassy. French Polynesia 1968 Georgia 1968 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Germany Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. If you have a paper driver’s license or an Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the German Embassy. Ghana 1949 Greece Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Guam 1949 IDP required for stays longer than 30 days. If you have an old paper UK driving license, you need to take another piece of photo identification, such as your passport. You may need to show a IDP to your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. Guatemala 1949 Guyana 1968 Haiti 1949 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Hungary Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 12 months. If you have a paper driver’s license or an Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Hungarian Embassy. Iceland Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 30 days. India 1949 Iran 1968 Iraq 1968 Ireland Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 12 months. Israel 1968 Italy Nothing If you have a paper driver’s license or a Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Italian Embassy. Jamaica 1949 Japan 1949 Jordan 1949 Kazakhstan 1968 Kenya 1968 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Kuwait 1968 Kyrgyzstan 1968 Laos 1949 Latvia Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Lebanon 1949 Lesotho 1949 Liberia 1968 Libya 1949 Liechtenstein Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Lithuania Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. Luxembourg Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. Macau (Macau) 1949 Madagascar 1949 Malawi 1949 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Malaysia (Sabah) 1949 Mali 1949 Malta Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 12 months. If you have a paper driver’s license or a Guernsey or Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1949 IDP. Check with the Malta High Commission. Mexico 1926 Moldova 1968 Monaco 1968 Mongolia 1968 Montenegro 1968 Morocco 1968 Myanmar (formerly Burma) 1968 Namibia 1949 IDP required for car rental. If you have an old paper UK driving license, you need to take another piece of photo identification, such as your passport. You may need to show a IDP to your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. Netherlands Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. New Zealand 1949 Niger 1968 Nigeria 1968 North Macedonia 1968 Norway Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 90 days. If you have a paper driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Norwegian Embassy. Pakistan 1968 Papua New Guinea 1949 IDP required for stays longer than 30 days. Paraguay 1949 Peru 1968 Philippines 1968 IDP required for car rental and for stays over 90 days. Poland Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. Portugal Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. Qatar 1968 Romania Nothing If you have a paper driver’s license or an Isle of Man driver’s license you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the Romanian Embassy. Russian Federation 1968 Rwanda 1949 San Marino 1968 Saudi Arabia 1968 IDP required for car rental. Senegal 1968 Serbia 1968 Seychelles 1968 Sierra Leone 1949 Singapore 1949 IDP required for car rental and for stays over 30 days. Slovakia Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. For visits longer than 6 months you will need a 1968 IDP. Slovenia Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 90 days. Somalia 1926 South Africa 1968 If you have an old paper UK driving license, you need to take another piece of photo identification, such as your passport. You may need to show a IDP to your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. South Korea 1949 Spain (including Balearic Islands and Canaries) Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 6 months. Sri Lanka 1949 As good as IDP, you need to get a Sri Lankan Reconnaissance License from the Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) in Colombo. St. LUCIA 1949 Show your UK driving license or IDP to the police to obtain a visitor’s permit. St. Vincent 1949 Show your UK driving license or IDP to the police to obtain a visitor’s permit. Sweden Nothing You don’t need a IDP to drive here for periods of up to 12 months. Switzerland Nothing You don’t need a IDP drive here. Syria 1949 Tajikistan 1968 Taiwan 1949 IDP required for stays longer than 30 days. Thailand 1949 Go 1949 Trinidad and Tobago 1949 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Tunisia 1968 Turkey 1968 Turkmenistan 1968 Uganda 1949 IDP required for stays over 90 days. Ukraine 1968 United Arab Emirates 1968 United States 1949 If you have an old paper UK driving license, you need to take another piece of photo identification, such as your passport. You may need to show a IDP to your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. Uruguay 1968 Uzbekistan 1968 Vatican City 1949 Venezuela 1949 Vietnam 1968 Zimbabwe 1968


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