Will my car insurance allow me to drive abroad?

Your policy will automatically provide the minimum cover required to travel in most European countries which is similar to Third Party only cover. This covers your legal liability to others (e.g. if you injure someone in a motor accident or damage their property) but wouldn't cover you for loss of, or damage to, your own vehicle.

You can upgrade your cover while driving abroad by adding on Foreign Use cover.

Foreign use provides a similar level of cover whilst driving within the below list of countries. Cover is valid for up to 90 days for one trip and up to 6 months during the year.

Please note, Driving Other Cars (DOC) cover is only applicable in the British Isles (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). Adding Foreign Use will not extend this cover outside of the UK. It also doesn’t extend Courtesy car, Motor legal or Rescue cover.

If you are travelling anywhere else other than the countries listed below, please call us on 0800 056 2192.

How to add Foreign Use to an existing Aviva Motor insurance or Van Insurance policy

If you have comprehensive cover, this can be upgraded for an additional premium.

This cover can be added in MyAviva, once logged in follow the below steps:

  • Use the "Your policies" button at the top
  • Select "Details"
  • Then select "Amend my policy"
  • Under "Excesses and additional covers" select yes to the Foreign use option.

For exclusions and further information please refer to the documents section of MyAviva on the policy you wish to view.

How to add Foreign Use to an existing AvivaPlus Car policy

If you have an AvivaPlus Premium policy you already have Foreign Use cover as standard which provides you with a similar level of cover while driving abroad within the below list of countries.

If you have Regular cover and would like to add it to your policy, please call us on 0800 056 2192.

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Southern), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City.