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Are you traveling abroad by car? If so, you might need a greed card or an  international insurance card. This confirms that you have liability insurance for your car. 

Where do you need a green card?

We recommend that you keep a green card in your car to be on the safe side. 

But not all countries accept the green card. Each country has its own rules.

What do you need where?

Graphic/country list, car insurance protection abroad (green card)

Important note

The green card was renamed on July 1, 2020 and is now known as the international insurance card

It can be sent by email so that you can print it yourself at home. You must note the following requirements when printing it: 

  • Print only on white paper
  • Use a black font color
  • Use A4 paper format

Important: Electronic versions (PDF) on mobile devices such as smartphones are not valid. Foreign authorities only accept the international insurance card in paper form.

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Support and frequently asked questions

  • When do I need a green card/international insurance card?

    When you’re involved in an accident while driving abroad. The green card confirms that you have liability insurance for your car. It isn’t needed in countries bordering Switzerland which have signed up to the license plate agreement. Nevertheless, we recommend keeping a green card in your car. 

    License plate agreement: In countries that have signed up to the agreement, a car’s license plate is recognized as proof that it’s covered by liability insurance.

  • What exactly is frontier insurance?

    Like the green card, frontier insurance proves that you’ve taken out liability insurance for the car you’re driving. 

    You need to buy it in countries that don’t accept the green card and haven’t signed up to the license plate agreement. The premium has to be paid directly at the customs office.

  • How long is a green card valid?

    In principle, the green card is valid as long as your liability insurance, but it does have an expiration date. Be sure to check that it’s still valid before you set off. 

  • Where can I find more information?

    You’ll find everything you need to know about the green card on the Swiss National Bureau of Insurance website.

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