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Now that restrictions for travelling to Europe have eased and half term is not far away, members may wish to give customers advice for taking a rented or leased vehicle abroad. Among other guidance, advice should emphasise the importance of having the correct documentation to avoid lengthy delays at the border, or in the worst case, having their vehicle impounded.
Fully vaccinated people can now visit France without being required to quarantine upon their return to the UK, following a change to Covid restrictions that took effect on 8 August.
Guidance has been updated to reflect that insurance Green Cards will not be needed to drive in the EU, including Ireland, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland from 2 August 2021.
The BVRLA is asking members to remind customers of the importance of having the right documentation, including a VE103B, when taking a rented or leased vehicle abroad.
Heathrow Airport will shortly be launching an opportunity for car rental operators to bid on a number of spaces within the terminal adjacent car parks as well as within other car parks at Heathrow Airport.
Under the terms of the EU withdrawal agreement, the UK has committed to introducing an operators’ licence regime for vans going abroad, including those taken between Northern and Southern Ireland.
For members who need to place an order for Vehicle on Hire pads (VE103B) for delivery before Christmas - and at the 2020 prices - the final date to order will be 4pm on Friday 18 December.
The BVRLA, the UK trade body for the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sectors, has reported signs of an uplift in demand from leisure customers as holidaymakers turn to rental firms for practical, affordable, flexible and clean vehicles this summer.
Several indicators monitored by the BVRLA are showing signs of an uplift in drivers taking their vehicles abroad.
As quarantine restrictions have been lifted at the border, the BVRLA has reported a surge in demand for VE103B vehicle on hire certificates.