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Continental Cover

European car hire coverage

Updated 7 August, 2020:

We are pleased to advise that we will be allowing UK rental cars (but not vans) to leave the UK mainland from 10 July 2020 onwards, though it is your responsibility to ensure you are able to comply with the regulations in the countries you intend to travel through. 


The countries in Europe exempt from UK quarantine on return from 10th July 2020 are listed below:

Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City.


Further information about our Continental Cover can be found below.
Renting in the UK and planning to take your hire car across the channel or to Ireland? You'll need to take out our Continental Cover.

This protection package provides you with a Green Card, proof that your insurance offers at least the minimum cover required in the country you’re driving in. It also includes worry-free 24-hour breakdown assistance.

Please note that Continental Cover is only available at selected UK car hire locations for cars only, and you may only take the car to specified countries (listed below). The car must be returned back to the UK as one-way rentals are not permitted.  It is not possible to take vans out of the UK at present.

To arrange cover, please give our reservations hotline a ring at least five days ahead of collection.

To arrange cover for Avis Prestige vehicles please call 020 7591 0444 at least five days ahead of collection.