Between the countries that make up the EU, there are common rules concerning the international operation of vehicles that are constructed or equipped to carry nine or more people including the driver. While individual countries may have additional or some exceptional requirements as described in the country-specific section, this topic sets out those basic rules that are common to all and which are of relevance to a commercial UK public service vehicle (PSV) circulating in the EU.

The topic also describes some of the differences between operating in the EU and the UK and highlights some important considerations for drivers to note.

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