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For traveling with your own motorcycle or vehicle in Europe, by European law you need to have the Green Card Insurance policy. This policy also required for picking up your motorcycle at customs when you fly your bike from overseas to Europe. Customs will ask you for it. Without a Green Card, no motorcycle. 

The Green Card Insurance for Liability is valid in most of the European countries. The Comprehensive coverage, which covers damage to your vehicle by yourself, is not valid in former Eastern Block countries. Please inquire to confirm the coverage of your desired travel countries, if you are purchasing a Comprehensive or Liability coverage. 

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Complete List of Valid Countries and Terms of Insurance PDF (for non-EU bikes/vehicles)

The important part is to fully and honestly complete the Application Form that we send you by email. Please make sure to either type or write very clearly and legibly. After it is completed and signed, email us back the application (scan or legible photo). Once we have received the application and fee, we will process the Green Card and email you a scanned copy so that you have proof of insurance. We will then mail you the original Green Card document, which you must keep with you at all times of your trip.

You can buy a Green Card Insurance in periods of 30/60/90 days up to one year. Each monthly period is 30 days and starts whenever you want to ride on European legal roads. A Green Card can be purchased in advance of your trip date. If you require the actual Green Card mailed to you, you need to take into account the delivery time when sent by regular post mail. If the insurance is needed sooner, we can always send it with DHL Express for an extra fee. For sending the documents to countries in the Middle East, we highly recommend this. Should you require a Green Card insurance for more than 30 days, for example, 41 days, you should purchase two cycles of 30 days. At your own risk, you may decide to travel with just a printout of a scan of the Green Card until you receive the original from us; if so, we are happy to scan the original and email it to you the same day it is purchased and activated. 

***Please note that if you are of the age of 65 and over, we need a medical statement from your doctor, that confirms your capacity to operate your bike/vehicle. Inquire for more information about the exact content.

** If your motorcycle/vehicle is registered in the EU, the green card insurance will not be valid in the country of registration for example: If you have a motorcycle registered in the U.K., we can provide you with a Green Card, that is valid in all European countries except the U.K.

In order to ensure the original Green Card documents to reach you via mail in time, please make sure to begin your application process as early as possible. We suggest a minimum of 2 weeks prior. Payment can be done only by credit card (VISA or Mastercard).


*Note that the Green Card will be in the name of the person on the registration. It is recommended that if you are not the person on the registration, you carry with you a statement of permission from the registered owner to drive the vehicle during your trip.


The regulations for acquiring Green Card Insurance have become much more strict and vary from case to case. So please inquire and contact us about all necessary documents and information that are required in your case. You can reach our insurance department directly at: email or by phone at +49 1573 3737335 or the general office +49 6221 727 2308.   



  • The Green Card Insurance is not cancellable/refundable once purchased (this is a policy of the insurer, not Knopftours).

  • It is critical to sign the Green Card policy on the bottom where it's indicated in order to validate the policy coverage.

  • In the case of a claim/accident, please remember to contact the local office of the insurer in the country the incident occurred. The list of offices is on the backside of the policy. Knopftours is not the claim office.

  • The Green Card policy covers only Third-party liability insurance. It does not cover any ´comprehensive or personal damages unless the Full Comprehensive coverage is purchased. EU regulations are that every driver has to have a Green Card liability insurance.

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