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"GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:56:24 pm »
For the benefit of our United Kingdom based Members
who take their Trophy out of the Country !

As of 28th September 2021, new Rules were introduced about the International Identifiers
that are to be used by UK Motorists when travelling outside the UK.

The changes are reportedly aimed at being more inclusive of Northern Ireland,
because "GB" ( Great Britain ) does not technically include Northern Ireland,
whereas "UK" ( The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ), does !

The previous "GB" Sticker, either as a separate sticker,
or incorporated into a Registration Plate, with or without any Country Flag,
or the circular European Flag is no longer acceptable.





While it remains legal to display "GB" and the European Flag when driving in the UK,
the advice is to remove them or cover them up when driving outside the UK,
when a "UK" identifier must now be displayed on the rear of the vehicle,
either as a separate "UK" Sticker, or incorporated into the Registration Plate
below a Union Flag.






Note however that when travelling in Spain, Cyprus or Malta,
a separate "UK" sticker MUST be displayed on the rear of the vehicle,
regardless of what is displayed on the registration plate.

Further advice and guidance available here :

Gov.uk : Displaying number plates, Flags, symbols and identifiers


iNews.co.uk : UK car sticker: New rules for driving in the EU explained,
and why GB number-plate badges have been replaced









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Re: "GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 06:48:28 am »
Thanks for the summary Coconut  :028:

I wonder if we’ll be able to go back to using “GB” if / when Ireland reunites?
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Re: "GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 07:08:26 am »
Nothing to do with "Brexit" !

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom ( UK ).

The Republic of Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom.

Great Britain ( GB ) comprises England, Wales, and Scotland,
but not Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.




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Re: "GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 10:34:30 am »


I pre-empted your post,  Coconut.  Ordered these earlier in the week for my upcoming mainland European trip.....  :002:
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Re: "GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 05:46:09 pm »
Nice one ken  :028:

Don't forget if you venture into Spain you will also need the separate oval UK Sticker,
but I have no idea why the Spanish insist on that !  :027:


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Re: "GB" Sticker no longer valid for "UK" vehicles outside the UK
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 06:24:26 pm »
The last time I rode or drove abroad, I had to use yellow headlamp paint, the French “lads” were driving 205 1.6 GTi’s with black and silver plates (and Les Harris was still building Bonnevilles in Devon!) 🙄
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