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Travel Insurance policy includes 3rd party liability

Dear world weary overlanders of HUBB

I am a big fan of the website and the friendly informative members who maintain and continue to boost the sites greatness.

I have a travel insurance policy which covers me in the event of a 3rd party claim against myself for damage I may have caused to a person or property. I understand that 3rd party insurance is compulsary for vehicles driven in Europe. I am looking to purchase a DRZ400 in Southern Cyprus and ride to the North, Turkey, Bulgaria and onwards to the UK.

I have just landed in Europe after 12 months of riding bikes around Vietnam, Laos and India. The presence of law and enforcement is alot more present here than in Asia, I have only harmless and honest intentions with my travels and do not want to enrage johnny law.

My question is, can a person who is fully licenced and insured against 3rd party claims legally ride a uninsured vehicle that is registered in the sole riders name? Although the vehicle is uninsured the rider is completely insured for 3rd party damage/injury and is fully licenced.

N.B. No insurer in Southern Cyprus will insure a tourist without insurance history in the country.
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No.

But as a big fan of the site, you can find sources for European green card insurance in posts made within the last few days. Try: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...opean-us-72122 .
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Thanks Mark

I will search deeper into the forum to try and find an answer to my question.
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But.....the answer to your question, which I've already given, is "no." And the answer to the question you did not ask, which is "where can I buy the insurance that I need?" is in the link in my last post.

On the other hand, delving deeper into the forum is always a good thing.

Mark
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Ivo is a life saver

Thank you very much for directing me towards him.

Your advice and Ivo are priceless.

Cheers.
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