"If your licence isn’t printed in the Roman alphabet (if it’s printed in Arabic, Greek, Russian or Chinese for example) you will need an international driving licence. If you’re renting outside the EU, you'll usually need an international driving licence, regardless of the alphabet. When using your international driving licence, you’ll also need your domestic one. You’ll also need to go to www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence to create a one-time passcode. This code is valid for 21 days and you need to show it when you collect your hire car. If you have a Northern Ireland licence, you’ll need your paper counterpart too. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes ."