Licence issued in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries are treated equally. For ease of reference the Countries are listed below:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Therefore, if you are from an EU/EEA country holding a valid community licence you can drive in line with the appropriate entitlement as per your driving licence. It is a criminal offence to drive using a licence that is not valid in the UK. In addition, if you do so, the insurance will be invalidated, and you will be committing a further criminal offence of ‘driving without valid motor insurance’.
Non UK, EU, EEA Licences
Non-UK, EU, EEA licences must be valid for the duration of the rental period. Should such foreign licences be in a foreign alphabet they must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.
N.B. International Driving Permits issued in the UK are not valid in the UK.
The following websites may be of use to drivers from outside of the UK:
PLEASE NOTE: Should we discover that an uninsured driver is driving an Aberdeen Motorhome Rentals vehicle, then the hire will cease immediately, and the hirer will be responsible for all costs plus an additional charge of £300 inclusive of VAT. For the avoidance of doubt, if we have not seen, verified and recorded the licence details on the rental agreement then the driver is uninsured and unauthorised to drive an Aberdeen Motorhome Rentals vehicle.