Green Card for motorcycles – what is it and in which countries is it mandatory?

Traveling on motorcycles in Europe has now become as easy as a trip to the Masurian Lake District, the Tatra Mountains or the Polish sea. Sometimes, however, you have to remember to carry with you additional documents, which are not needed in our home country, and their absence can really cost a lot. One of them is the Green Card. You will find out what it is and in which countries it is obligatory from our article – the Green Card for motorcycles.

Green Card for a motorcycles – what is it and where to get it from?

The Green Card is the common name of the International Motor Insurance Card, i.e. nothing else than a certificate of having compulsory civil liability insurance issued at least 15 days before the trip, which in the event of an incident with another vehicle will be honored by the insurer in the country concerned. Many insurance companies offer it to their customers as a free supplement at the moment of purchase, but there are also some that issue it for an additional fee. It is worth noting, however, that some companies do not issue Green Cards in all countries, so it is best to contact your insurer before leaving with information about which countries you want to travel through and the question of whether he will provide us a Green Card for that countries.

Check whether your insurer will issue the Green Card free of charge!

Name of the insurerDescription
AllianzIssued for a fee.
AXAFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in AXA.
CompensaFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Compensa.
Ergo HestiaIssued for a fee.
GeneraliFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Generali, issued after completing a written application.
GothaerIssued for a fee.
Link4Free of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Link4.
ProamaFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Proama.
PZUFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in PZU.
UNIQAFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in UNIQA.
WartaIssued for a fee.

Name of the insurerDescription
AllianzIssued for a fee.
AXAFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in AXA.
CompensaFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Compensa.
Ergo HestiaIssued for a fee.
GeneraliFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Generali, issued after completing a written application.
GothaerIssued for a fee.
Link4Free of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Link4.
ProamaFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in Proama.
PZUFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in PZU.
UNIQAFree of charge for the holder of the civil liability in UNIQA.
WartaIssued for a fee.

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Green Card for motorcycles – in which countries is it mandatory?

  • Albania (AL),
  • Azerbaijan (AZ),
  • Belarus (BY),
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH),
  • Montenegro (MNE),
  • Iran (IR),
  • Israel (IL),
  • Macedonia (MK),
  • Morocco (MA),
  • Moldova (MD),
  • Russia (RUS),
  • Tunisia (TN),
  • Turkey (TR),
  • Ukraine (AU).

You’re going on a trip to the Balkans and you’re getting through Kosovo? Remember that Kosovo is the only European country in which the Green Card is not respected and we have to purchase border insurance. You will read below how much border insurance costs and when we have to pay for it. Below you will also find a map of Europe where we need a Green Card. Countries marked in dark grey – Green Card is required, and marked with light grey – Green Card is no needed.

Green Card for motorcycles – what if I don’t have one?

Well, what if we do not have the Green Card with us and we are just standing at a border crossing point? Good information it is not the end of the holiday, but we must buy border insurance in such a case. Border insurance is a short-term (15 or 30 days) civil liability insurance, valid in a given country. Unfortunately, the costs of such insurance are much higher than the costs of a Green Card, so when planning your trip, check whether the Green Card is not mandatory and think about it earlier. For the forgetful during packing – some time ago we have prepared an article with our subjective guide and a checklist to download.

How much will you pay for the border insurance?

Country
Insurance for 15 days
Insurance for 30 days
Albania
49 €
65 €
Belarus
17 €
25 €
Bosnia and Herzegovina
40 €
75 €
Montenegro
15 €
28 €
Kosovo
30 €
41 €
Morocco
57 €
88 €
Moldova
4,5 €
7 €
Macedonia
50 €
70 €
Russia
43 €
65 €
Turkey
42 €
44 €
Ukraine
9,2 €
12 €
Source: information on border insurance prices for 2019 is extracted from data made available by Polish Motor Insurers' Bureau

Country
Insurance for 15 days
Insurance for 30 days
Albania
49 €
65 €
Belarus
17 €
25 €
Bosnia and Herzegovina
40 €
75 €
Montenegro
15 €
28 €
Kosovo
30 €
41 €
Morocco
57 €
88 €
Moldova
4,5 €
7 €
Macedonia
50 €
70 €
Russia
43 €
65 €
Turkey
42 €
44 €
Ukraine
9,2 €
12 €
Source: information on border insurance prices for 2019 is extracted from data made available by Polish Motor Insurers' Bureau

Passo Dello Stelvio

A bunch of useful links at the end

  • What to take on a motorcycle trip? We have prepared a short guide with a checklist to download so you won’t forget about something important. You will find it here.

Comments (5)

Czyli po Czechach i Słowacji jak jeżdże to nie jest mi to potrzebne?

Nie w Czechach i na Słowacji wystarczy standardowe ubezpieczenie OC 🙂

Też zastanawiam się nad wyrobieniem tej zielonej karty. Dzięki za szczegółowy opis i porównanie.

Dzięki! 🙂 Jak szukamy info dla siebie, to od razu zbieramy je do kupy i publikujemy, bo może komuś zaoszczędzimy czasu na ich szukanie. 🙂

Prawda jest taka, że zieloną kartę powinien wyrabiać każdy podróżujący za granicę. Ja wykupuje zawsze, nieważne gdzie jadę. Za czasów zamkniętych granic zielona karta była must have.

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