Say you were trying to rent a car to explore the lesser known little French villages, foraging for croissants and other delectable goodies. Are you insured? Good question.
Navigating bureaucratic processes is complicated enough in the US– but in another country? It’s almost enough to make you give up.
Most countries, including Japan, Israel, and Jamaica, have specific requirements for American drivers when it comes to insurance. Unfortunately, these aren’t usually met by your general travel insurance coverage. Instead, renters usually end up paying double (or triple!) their original fee. If you are renting a car abroad, one of the most important points on your pre-departure check-list will be coordinating with your travel insurance agent, to find out what coverage you have, and what you can do to avoid any surprise fees. Continue Reading →