Customers who collect a vehicle from the UK mainland and wish to drive within the Republic of Ireland or mainland Europe are required to purchase European Travel Coverage. European Travel Coverage provides the customers with our written consent (VE103B form) to drive the vehicle in the countries stated below and to access 24/7 international breakdown cover through the AA.
In all cases, customers must inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the UK mainland with the vehicle and require our authorisation. Customers are required to inform the rental branch with no less than 72 hours’ notice prior to collecting the vehicle to arrange their European Travel Coverage.
European Travel Coverage is only available to customers paying with a credit card and the vehicle must only be used in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK. This includes the destination and any countries customers might travel through. Premium, Luxury and Executive vehicles are excluded from the European Travel Coverage product and are therefore not allowed to leave the country.
Additional charges apply for European Travel Coverage: £125 (1-13 Days), £175 (14-20 Days), £250 (21-28 Days).
Please note that we are unable to provide any additional equipment that may be compulsory for driving abroad (e.g. breathalysers, warning triangles, first aid kits etc.) and this responsibility rests on the driver. Customers are therefore required to be aware of any requirements of the destination and any countries or regions customers might travel through. A list of requirements is available from websites such as the AA at: www.theaa.com.
Upon the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) the requirements for UK driving licence holders driving in EU member states may change. Please check requirements before travelling. Government advice may be found at https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad.