Crossing an international border, such as the U.S.- Canada border, requires major planning especially if you are traveling in a rental car. Below are some of the essential things you need to know when crossing the border to ensure a hassle-free trip.
Most car rental companies in the United States will permit you to drive your vehicle into Canada, but there are restrictions. Read the terms and conditions of our suppliers below or contact them directly regarding your plans:
All personnel traveling in and out of Canada must follow the restrictions that are determined by the Canadian Border Services (CBSA) officials in accordance with Canadian law. Below are the essential documents you will need:
Does my U.S. rental car insurance cover me in Canada?
Yes since the United States and Canada recognize one another's car insurance and apply the same policies. However, it is important to determine your coverage and requirements from your provider.
If you take a rental car into Canada, ask your rental car agency about proof of insurance. Take note that you need to obtain a Canadian non-resident insurance card, which is available at no cost. Ask your rental agency about it.
The insurance card is a basic document that shows Canadian authorities that you are insured. If you get into an accident, you may be liable for a fine for not having it. Having proof of rental car insurance is strongly recommended before you begin your Canadian vacation.