Update on GB stickers (NI Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October (for the moment)

I posted yesterday with Warning re Get Ready Brexit Checker, and I said the reader should check in-country (the receiving country).

Statement from @deptinfra on GB stickers (posted by @DarranMarshal, twitter)

“The requirement that all UK motorists driving in Ireland should display a GB sticker stems from the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. It is not an EU requirement & is not affected by Brexit.”

UK Get Ready Brexit Checker says all UK vehicles will be required to have a GB sticker when travelling in the Republic post Brexit.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Infrastructure statement:

“We are not aware of any occasion when this has been enforced by the Irish government.”

Warning – Get Ready Brexit Checker (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October

It’s been drawn to my attention that the Department for Transport is asserting GB stickers must be affixed to vehicles. The text below (** text **) was showing yesterday on the Get Ready Brexit Checker, but is not showing today. Plus it is showing in the linked Guidance from Transport Goods out of the UK Instructions posted today in gov dot UK.

So the situation is confused. It may be the Get Ready Brexit Checker is simplifying. Please check with relevant Ministries and Agencies and in particular the authorities in the EU country being visited (they will be the enforcers not the UK).

** text **

UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (a circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on a blue background) don’t need to fix a GB sticker to the rear of their vehicle when driving in EU countries. In non-EU countries, a GB sticker must still be displayed on the rear of UK-registered motor vehicles, caravans or trailers. Most motoring organisations and many tour operators will supply GB stickers.