Temporary Car Insurance for Overseas Visitors

For overseas visitors, both to the UK and from the UK to other parts of the world, it can be a logistical problem relying on public transport. There are many UK insurance companies who offer temporary car insurance for overseas visitors.

It is important to emphasise that it is a legal requirement to have a valid insurance policy in place before you will be allowed to drive in the UK, or any other country in the EU. All providers of temporary car insurance for overseas visitors will require either a valid UK or EU driving license. People with licenses from the USA, Australia or Canada are usually declined.

The providers listed below may be able to give you a temporary car insurance quote for your visit to the UK, or a UK resident travelling abroad.

Temporary Car Insurance Deals
ProviderCover TermMinimum and Maximum AgeSpecial FeaturesGet Quotes
1 - 28 days18 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover including motorhomes. Cover for Learner Drivers. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >
1 - 28 days19 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover. Cover for Learner Drivers. Cover for vehicle hire and test drives. Insure someone else on your car. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >

It is also a standard requirement that the person applying to be the policyholder of the temporary car insurance be between the ages of 21 and 75 years old. Some companies will not provide cover for those who have been disqualified within the last 5 years.

For those who are eligible, temporary car insurance can be a great way for overseas visitors, or Britons travelling aboard, to drive around the country in the knowledge they are protected from having to pay the full cost of any accidents.

There are a number of potential benefits to taking out a temporary policy:

  • Policies can be arranged quickly via the phone or the internet and can be tailored to the number of days or months it is needed
  • Temporary car insurance will give you the same amount of cover as a standard policy, with the choice of either third party, fire and theft cover or fully comprehensive
  • UK citizens travelling overseas will not have their no claims bonuses affected by taking out a temporary car insurance policy

Price comparison websites are a great starting point for travellers and overseas visitors to find temporary car insurance quotes.