From July 1, the green card, an international motor third party liability insurance policy, must be printed on a white paper instead of green, the Estonian Motor Insurance Bureau (LKF) says.
Because of the amendment, insurance companies can issue the green card in electronic form as a PDF file. This means that customers must print the green card on a white paper before traveling abroad.
The amendment will only concern green cards issued by Estonian insurance companies, LKF's board member Lauri Potsepp said. "The green card has been printed on a green paper for 70 years. The international green card bureau has now given free choice to member states whether to print it on a green or white paper," Potsepp explained.
"The LKF decided for the white paper for the practical reason of insurance companies being able to send the green card to customers electronically. Car owners can then print it on a white paper and don't have to retrieve the card from the company's office," Potsepp said.
The green card is obligatory when driving to a state that is not a member state of the European Economic Area, but where international motor third party liability insurance is mandatory.
Editor: Anders Nõmm