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Italian Green Card Insurance

We are looking to do a short notice trip into Italy in our campervan. I have seen Civil Liability Insurance (Green Card) mentioned in driving guides for Italy. We obviously have our Swiss insurance and keep a copy in the van. Is that enough or do we need the 'Green Card' ?

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Re: Italian Green Card Insurance

Just realised that the Green Card was included in my Swiss Insurance paperwork!
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Re: Italian Green Card Insurance

In Italy and most other European Countries the Swiss license plate alone acts as the Green Card. https://www.nbi-ngf.ch/en/nvb/dokumente/gruene-karte
Note that Kosovo is not a member of the Green Card Agreement and you must get a frontier insurance at its border if you intend to drive there.
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Re: Italian Green Card Insurance

I only carry the green card into Slovenija, Croatia, etc., never into the neighboring countries.

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Re: Italian Green Card Insurance

I had a bad experience in Italy once. I was ready for boarding a ferry to Greece when the Italian police stopped me and asked me for the Green Card.

I pointed out that Italy and Greece were both in the EU, and Green Cards were not necessary any longer. He pointed out the car was Swiss, and he insisted he saw either a Green Card or a copy of the insurance policy. He was wrong, but what could I do?

As it was a company car, I telephoned my company in Zurich, who tele-faxed the Swiss insurance policy to the Italian police, who then let me board with about 10 minutes to spare!
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Sometimes it is not enough to have right on ones side!
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