UK driving licences 'may no longer be valid in EU' in event of no-deal Brexit, government admits

British driving licences may no longer be valid in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government has admitted.
The latest batch of Whitehall papers revealed lorry drivers and holidaymakers could be forced to obtain permits for the countries they visit, similar to those already used to drive in some states in the United States or Japan.
Expats that move abroad after Brexit day may also have to re-sit their driving test, as their UK licence would no longer be accepted, the documents show.
It comes as the government steps up its preparations for the risks if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal next March, with 28 papers warning of the day-to-day impact on areas ranging from car manufacturing to data roaming changes.
The advice from the Department of Transport said: Your driving licence may no longer be valid by itself when driving in the EU.
“If you move to another EU country to live, you may not be able to exchange your licence after the UK has left the EU.”
Mutual recognition of driving licences between the UK and the EU would end if there is no deal with Brussels, meaning British drivers would have to obtain an international driving permit (IDP) to journey abroad.
Tourists driving between France and Spain would need two separate IDPs, as both countries are covered by different conventions, 
Anyone without the £5.50 permit could face fines or be turned away if they try to cross the border.