According to the latest press release from the UK government regarding Brexit, UK driving licences may not be valid in European countries like Spain should the UK leave the EU without a formal deal.
Unless some kind of reciprocal deal is reached March 29th 2019 could be the last day that you will be able to drive on UK licence in Spain.
If this should happen, British citizens holidaying in Spain will first have to apply for an international driving permit (IDP) in Europe.
Currently obtaining an IDP is a relatively simple process. All you need to do is go to the post office and pay £5.50.
This is, however, going to change with the UK government coming up with new rules and charges set to go into effect on January 31st 2019.
Head of Politics for the Daily Mirror, Jason Bettie tweeted about a hard Brexit saying:
Your driving licence may not be valid, you could be subject to data roaming charges and you may have to pay for a driving permit in every country you visit but at least you'll get a blue passport #NoDealBrexit
— Jason Beattie (@JBeattieMirror) September 13, 2018