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26 July 2022, 09:22

Do blue disabled badges work in Europe?

As a car owner, you're probably used to parking in designated disabled spots. You might have a blue badge to prove it. But what happens if you want to take your car on holiday to Europe? Will your blue badge still work there? 

Here in the UK, my blue disabled badge allows me to park in designated disabled parking spots and sometimes I'm even allowed to park for free. So does my blue badge allow me to do the same thing when I'm on holiday in Europe? 

We have had a look at the UK Government website and were shocked to find that this is a bit of a minefield. We are advised that negotiations are taking place about the recognition and use of UK Blue Badges in some European countries. Let's look at the detail provided:

Country or territoryUK Blue Badge recognised
AustriaYes
BelgiumYes
BulgariaUndecided
CroatiaYes
CyprusYes
Czech RepublicYes
DenmarkYes
EstoniaYes
FinlandYes
FranceUndecided
GermanyYes
GreeceUndecided
HungaryYes
IcelandUndecided
IrelandYes
ItalyUndecided
LatviaYes
LiechtensteinYes
LithuaniaUndecided
LuxembourgUndecided
MaltaYes
NetherlandsYes
NorwayYes
PolandYes
PortugalUndecided
RomaniaUndecided
SlovakiaYes
SloveniaYes
Spain (including Balearics and Canary Isles)Undecided
SwedenYes
SwitzerlandYes

 

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