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IDP Countries 2024

It just didn't make sense to require someone to obtain a license for every single country they ever visited, did work, and drove in. That is also why the International Driving Permit (IDP) was such a good idea. Those with IDP privileges, however, need to know which countries are and are not IDP countries.

Current IDP Countries

An IDP license is typically issued today for three years, although one-year license terms are still an option. The following countries are IDP countries that recognize some form of IDP license.

Yes, that is a lot of countries, also meaning a lot of driving privilege. This is another reason why the IDP license is so popular too, but there are a couple other things IDP holders should know.

Things to Know About the IDP License

The three-year license option was established in 1968 and permits an IDP holder to legally drive in IDP countries for three years from the date of issue. If the national driving permit expires before the three-year date of issue, it invalidates the IDP.

The one-year IDP permit was created in 1949 and is valid for one year from the date of issue. It is also worth noting that IDP holders must also have their valid national licenses available with a valid IDP license. Drive safely.

  • The IDP Status data uses the following abbreviations:
  • IDP 1949 = Country agreed to the Convention on Road Traffic, United Nations, Geneva 1949, and honors the International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Non-Party = Country was not party to the 1949 Convention, but currently honors the IDP.
  • USDL/IDP OK = Country recognizes US driver's licenses and the International Driving Permit upon presentation to local police and payment of Special Registration Fee upon arrival.
  • IADP only = Country requires Inter-American Driving Permit instead of IDP.

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Country
IDP Status
AfghanistanNon-Party
AlbaniaIDP 1949
AlgeriaIDP 1949
AndorraNon-Party
AngolaNon-Party
AnguillaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
ArgentinaUSDL/IDP OK
ArmeniaNon-Party
ArubaIDP 1949
AustraliaIDP 1949
AustriaIDP 1949
AzerbaijanNon-Party
BahamasIDP 1949
BahrainNon-Party
BangladeshIDP 1949
BarbadosUSDL/IDP OK
BelarusNon-Party
BelgiumIDP 1949
BelizeIDP 1949
BeninIDP 1949
BhutanNon-Party
BoliviaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
Bosnia and HerzegovinaNon-Party
BotswanaIDP 1949
BrazilIADP only
BruneiNon-Party
BulgariaIDP 1949
Burkina FasoIDP 1949
CambodiaIDP 1949
CameroonNon-Party
Cayman IslandsNon-Party
ChadNon-Party
ChileUSDL/IDP OK
ColombiaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
ComorosNon-Party
Costa RicaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
CroatiaNon-Party
CubaIDP 1949
CuracaoIDP 1949
CyprusIDP 1949
Czech RepublicIDP 1949
DenmarkNon-Party
DjiboutiNon-Party
DominicaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
Dominican RepublicUSDL/IDP OK
DR CongoIDP 1949
EcuadorUSDL/IDP OK
Equatorial GuineaNon-Party
EstoniaNon-Party
EswatiniIDP 1949
FijiIDP 1949
FinlandIDP 1949
FranceIDP 1949
French PolynesiaIDP 1949
GabonNon-Party
GambiaIDP 1949
GeorgiaIDP 1949
GermanyNon-Party
GhanaIDP 1949
GibraltarIDP 1949
GreeceIDP 1949
GrenadaUSDL/IDP OK
GuatemalaUSDL/IDP OK
GuernseyIDP 1949
GuineaNon-Party
GuyanaIDP 1949
HaitiUSDL/IDP OK
HondurasNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
Hong KongIDP 1949
HungaryIDP 1949
IcelandIDP 1949
IndiaIDP 1949
IndonesiaNon-Party
IranNon-Party
IrelandIDP 1949
IsraelIDP 1949
ItalyIDP 1949
Ivory CoastIDP 1949
JamaicaIDP 1949
JapanIDP 1949
JerseyIDP 1949
JordanNon-Party
KazakhstanNon-Party
KenyaNon-Party
KuwaitNon-Party
LaosIDP 1949
LatviaNon-Party
LebanonIDP 1949
LesothoIDP 1949
LiberiaNon-Party
LibyaNon-Party
LiechtensteinNon-Party
LithuaniaNon-Party
LuxembourgIDP 1949
MadagascarIDP 1949
MalawiIDP 1949
MalaysiaIDP 1949
MaliIDP 1949
MaltaIDP 1949
MauritaniaNon-Party
MauritiusIDP 1949
MexicoNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
MoldovaNon-Party
MonacoIDP 1949
MontenegroIDP 1949
MontserratNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
MoroccoIDP 1949
MozambiqueNon-Party
MyanmarNon-Party
NamibiaIDP 1949
NepalNon-Party
NetherlandsIDP 1949
New CaledoniaIDP 1949
New ZealandIDP 1949
NicaraguaNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
NigerIDP 1949
NigeriaIDP 1949
NorwayIDP 1949
OmanNon-Party
PakistanNon-Party
PanamaNon-Party
Papua New GuineaIDP 1949
ParaguayUSDL/IDP OK
PeruUSDL/IDP OK
PhilippinesIDP 1949
PolandIDP 1949
PortugalIDP 1949
QatarNon-Party
Republic of the CongoIDP 1949
RomaniaIDP 1949
RussiaIDP 1949
RwandaIDP 1949
Saint Kitts and NevisNon-Party, USDL/IDP OK
Saint LuciaIDP 1949
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesIDP 1949
SamoaIDP 1949
San MarinoIDP 1949
Saudi ArabiaNon-Party
SenegalIDP 1949
SerbiaIDP 1949
SeychellesIDP 1949
Sierra LeoneIDP 1949
SingaporeIDP 1949
SlovakiaIDP 1949
SloveniaNon-Party
South AfricaIDP 1949
South KoreaIDP 1949
SpainIDP 1949
Sri LankaIDP 1949
SudanNon-Party
SurinameIDP 1949
SwedenIDP 1949
SwitzerlandNon-Party
SyriaIDP 1949
TaiwanIDP 1949
TajikistanNon-Party
TanzaniaIDP 1949
ThailandIDP 1949
TogoIDP 1949
TunisiaIDP 1949
TurkeyIDP 1949
TurkmenistanUSDL/IDP OK
UgandaIDP 1949
UkraineUSDL/IDP OK
United Arab EmiratesNon-Party
United KingdomIDP 1949
UruguayIADP only
UzbekistanNon-Party
Vatican CityIDP 1949
VenezuelaUSDL/IDP OK
VietnamNon-Party
YemenNon-Party
ZambiaIDP 1949
ZimbabweIDP 1949
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What countries require an IDP?

The countries that require an IDP for foreign drivers are Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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