Accession of Azerbaijan to the CoB

During its General Assembly held on May 28th 2015 in Sopot (Poland), the Council of Bureaux (CoB) has admitted the Insurance Bureau of Azerbaijan as 47th member of the Green Card System as per 1st January 2016.

As of 1st January 2016, vehicles registered in Azerbaijan may circulate with green cards which are valid within the whole Green Card System (and accordingly also in Switzerland and Liechtenstein). These vehicles do not require frontier insurance cover any more when entering the territories of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, provided that their green card can be considered valid according to the applicable rules.

As of 1st January 2016 too, the member companies of the Swiss National Bureau of Insurance (NBI) are authorised to issue green cards containing the country code AZ for Azerbaijan. A per 1st January 2018, this country code will become compulsory. Member companies are entitled to exclude the cover for Azerbaijan by crossing out the country code AZ on the green cards they are issuing.