November 28, 2021

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The end of the license plate is GB.  The English must have the new sticker abroad

The end of the license plate is GB. The English must have the new sticker abroad

30. 09. 2021 08:50 | London / Tasr

No UK sticker required for travel to Ireland.

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British motorists traveling outside the UK must remove or hide the international license plate GB (Great Britain) from their vehicles.

Instead, use a sticker with the new name UK (United Kingdom) or the United Kingdom identifier on the registration number. The BBC reports that government regulation has been in effect since Tuesday, September 28.

Registration numbers with a blue bar and GB characters next to the EU logo are no longer valid. Motorists who do not have the correct UK ID on their vehicles can refuse to enter certain countries.

The international license plate GB has been on British drivers’ vehicles since 1904 and is valid for vehicles in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In January, the EU flag was removed from all vehicle registration numbers registered in the UK, with officials saying drivers in most EU member states would not have to use the GB sticker if their vehicle registration numbers were marked GB or GB with the UK flag.

Under current government regulations, a driver planning to drive outside the UK must have a UK UK license plate clearly affixed to the back of the vehicle. Symbol of the European Union; National flag of England, Scotland or Wales; Only numbers and letters without flag or identifier.

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