If you are planning to take your rental car abroad, you will be required to take out our Continental Cover.
Continental Cover provides you with all the necessary documentation to prove insurance cover together with 24 hour breakdown assistance whilst you are overseas.
Please note that we require a minimum of 2 days notice if you wish to take your Avis hire car abroad.
* Geographical areas under the control of the Government of Republic of Cyprus
- Cross border from UK Mainland to Northern Ireland - no need to purchase a continental package.
- Cross border from UK Mainland to Republic of Ireland - customer must purchase a continental package.
- Cross border from Northern Ireland to Republic of Ireland - no need to purchase a continental package.
Customers who choose to leave the car on the continent will be subject to charges relating to one way programme outside of the country.
Prices quoted are for rentals collected from "Standard" locations. Rentals from "Premium" locations will be higher. Please check the prices during the booking process.
Please note: cash is not acceptable as a method of payment for rentals going abroad.
Having made your reservation online, please contact the pick-up branch to arrange cover ahead of collection.
Please note: that when leaving the UK on a cross border rental, we require a minimum of 2 days notice. The following details are mandatory:
- Number of people travelling in the vehicle
- Names of all drivers
- Countries to be visited
Please note: we are unable to provide any compulsory vehicle equipment required for driving abroad (e.g. warning triangles, first aid kits, fluorescent jackets, breathalysers** etc) which vary by country.
It is the renter's responsibility to be aware of the legal requirements of the country they are visiting and purchase these items themselves.
Get more information on compulsory equipment from The AA
** Driving in France:
- Legislation from 03 January 2012 means it is now illegal to be warned about the position of both fixed and mobile speed cameras whilst you are driving in France. Use of satellite navigation devises with this functionality could lead to a fine of up to 1500 EUR. Please be aware that Avis GPS devises contain European maps with speed camera information.
- Legislation from 01 July 2012 requires every car in France to carry a single use breathalyzer kit. From 1st November 2012, a fine of 11.00 EUR will be charged to anyone not carrying a breathalyzer kit in their vehicle.