Self Drive Terms and Conditions

Doing a self drive holiday in Panama is a flexible way to experience this compact country. To make sure you are up to speed with all the terms and conditions of hiring a car in Panama take a look at the information below.

What's included?

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Collision Damage and Theft Protection insurance ($1,000-$2,500 US deductible)
  • Third party liability insurance up to $30,000 US
  • Insurance against damage to the windscreen and tires (except for rims)
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Replacement car in case of a breakdown
  • Delivery tax

What's excluded?

  • Personal accident insurance – can be bought locally
  • Increasing the liability insurance for personal & property damage to more than $300,000 US – can be bought locally
  • Additional driver (for married couples the additional driver is automatically included)
  • One way fees
  • Navigation system

Some things to keep in mind

  • The lead driver must have a valid Credit Card (not debit card). The deposit amount is approx. 30% of the car rental cost.
  • Although you will receive a route description from our local partner, we recommend purchasing a road map in the UK in advance as these are hard to find in Panama.
  • An international driver’s license is required when hiring a car in Panama, as well as your passport, both of which you must have with you at all times when you’re driving.
  • You’re not allowed to cross Panama’s borders without the consent of the car hire company in advance.
  • The minimum age for Panama car hire is 23.
  • In the event of an accident you’re required by law to notify both the police and the rental office.
  • The insurance is void if you are found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The car will be handed over with a full tank of petrol, and you must hand the car back at the end of the rental period with a full tank. Should you fail to do so you will be charged per missing litre at a much higher rate.
  • Should the hire car be returned in an extremely dirty condition, cleaning charges may apply.
  • Please note these conditions may change without previous notice until the moment of pick up.

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