The European Commission has said that Brexit could bring an end to mutual recognition of driving licences between Britain and the EU. Motoring editor at, Amanda Stretton comments:

“It’s concerning UK drivers wishing to drive in Europe after Brexit could be forced to buy a new international permit.

“While the International Driving Permit costs £5.50 and is valid for 12 months, many drivers who rent cars abroad won’t welcome the additional cost. But also, the inconvenience of drivers applying and then waiting for their permit to be approved could in fact dissuade many drivers from driving overseas.

“We advise those hoping to take a trip across the pond next year to research the requirements and details of the International Driving Permit. Using our guide, drivers can educate themselves on all tips for driving abroad and how to cut costs where possible.”