Can Tourists cross the border with a rented car?

Every individual has a reason as to why they hire vehicles, especially those that wish to travel up country or those wishing to travel to other countries on the road. Not every person that wants to travel has a vehicle but that factor shouldn’t hold you back, car hire companies are there for such people. Let’s talk to those people to wish to travel to another country with a rented car, and if you’re asking yourself whether it is possible to cross the border with a rented car. The answer is yes!

If you want to drive a rental car from one country to another, most car rental companies charge you an additional fee for crossing the border, to cover cross border insurance fees, regional taxes, etc. This additional fee also covers the extra insurance needed when you’re driving in a different country from where you hired the vehicle.  However, some rental companies don’t charge the cross border fees but they get you papers for crossing the border and even advise you on where to buy the insurance needed to drive in any country you wish to visit.

It is better to inform your rental company about the country you wish to travel to. And they advise you on the money you will pay for the insurance plus the documentation needed, among others. It is always better to share your itinerary with the rental company when booking the vehicle this will help you to get the right information about what you have to do before crossing the border.

The additional fee paid depends on where you’re going or the border you plan to cross with the hired vehicles. Once the rental company knows the border you want to cross will provide to you the right document to use when at the border.

If you don’t inform the rental company about crossing the border with their vehicle, you will be stopping the insurance. Meaning once you get an accident or stealing or damaging the vehicle in another country, you will have to meet all costs to the rental agency out of your own pockets.

Most car rental agencies will ask you about your travel plans before they confirm the booking. This gives them enough time to process for you all the information you require, to enlighten you about any fees and process for you all the paperwork you may need to take with you when crossing borders. Along these lines, while booking a vehicle, always tell the company you’re booking with that you’d love to cross the border to another country with your rental vehicle.

Although rental companies accept their vehicles to cross border, most car hire companies don’t allow their cars to cross to some countries especially those countries in Political crisis like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and others.

Thinking of traveling to any destination this season for a vacation, business or safari, and still searching for the ideal transportation means to get you around. Even though it requires you to cross the border, just get a vehicle from your preferred rental company.