Your current auto insurance policy may cover your rental car in the event that you were to get into an accident while traveling in the United States, but would it extend across borders? Most auto insurance only apply their benefits to domestic rentals – international rental cars are not included in these policies. Because of the inherent hazards that come with driving in another country, along with international laws, most policies end when you cross into another country.
Before making international rental car plans, be sure to understand if an auto insurance policy extends to another country. If an insurance plan does not extend across oceans and borders, it may be time to consider purchasing a travel insurance rental car policy. The most common plans either come with a travel insurance policy, or directly from the rental car company.