What is temporary European van insurance?
Want more room on your European road trip or just need to transport large items across the continent – you need a van. If you don’t have a van you can easily find the insurance you need to borrow one or share the driving duty with temporary European van insurance.
Short term van insurance European cover is a simple, straightforward insurance option when you need to borrow a van to drive abroad for a short period. You get the insurance you need from 1 hour up to 28 days. It can help cut costs on long trips without impacting No Claims Discounts.
Whether you just need cover for a day or longer with weekly van insurance, you can find a policy to suit your needs with temporary European van insurance.
How does temporary European van insurance work?
It’s incredibly quick and easy to get temporary European van insurance. You just need to provide a little bit of information about you (or the driver you want to insure), your van and when you want the policy to begin and for how long. To get you covered and on the road as quickly as possible, we ask for the minimum information required to provide cover. These include:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your address
- Your licence type
- Your occupation
- Your vans reg
- Your estimated vans value
Once you’ve entered all the relevant details, if we can cover you, you’ll see the price of your policy and you’re just a few clicks away from being covered. You’ll receive all your policy documents via email as soon as you buy and then you’re covered for the time you selected.
Once your policy ends, that’s it. If you need another policy, simply follow the same simple process.
What does temporary European van insurance cover?
With temporary European van insurance cover from Tempcover, you get the minimum cover required by law in the country you’re driving it. To ensure you’re properly covered, make sure you know which countries you’ll be driving in and what the minimum level of cover you’ll receive is.
In many European countries, this will be third-party-only which means that the following will be covered when driving in Europe:
- Third-party injury to a passenger or a person in another car
- Damage to another person’s car
- Damage to another person’s property
While you’re driving in the UK, you will receive fully comprehensive cover as standard which will include cover for:
- Fully comprehensive insurance on policies from 1 hour to 28 days
- Accidental and malicious damage to your van
- Loss or damage to your van caused by fire, theft, or attempted theft
- Legal liabilities for injury or damage to another person or their property
- Personal belongings (definitions may differ by insurer)
Tempcover works with a panel of insurers to ensure we can provide temporary car insurance for as many drivers as possible. Because of this, full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Please double-check the policy wording before purchasing to confirm what is specifically covered in your policy.
Am I eligible for temporary European van insurance?
It’s very likely you’ll be able to get short term van insurance European cover with Tempcover because we work with a panel of insurers to provide cover to a range of drivers. If you meet the following criteria, you can expect to be eligible for temporary European van insurance:
To get temporary van insurance, you must
To get temporary van insurance, your van must
|Be aged 17-77 years old
||Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000
|Hold a UK or EU driving licence
||Be in a roadworthy condition with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using the insurance policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)
|Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months
||The vehicle must be taxed (unless you are using the insurance policy to obtain tax for the vehicle immediately after purchase)
|Have no more than 7 licence points in the last 3 years
||No modifications, other than the addition of manufacturer’s optional extras; signage, roof racks, ply lining or interior storage etc. and those designed to aid disabled drivers
|Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 2 years
||Be a right-hand-drive van
|Have had no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 years
||Have no more than 5 seats
|Have no criminal convictions
||Not weigh more than 7.5 tonnes
|Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer
What other vehicles can I get temporary cover for?
Temporary insurance is available for a range of circumstances and vehicles including different types of vans. For driving in Europe, temporary insurance can be an ideal way to save time and money.
If you plan on driving in Europe, you could choose one oFind out more about our range of temporary policies to get the right cover for your situation: