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Worldwide Car Hire Insurance

If you’re planning on renting a vehicle worldwide, you have the option of purchasing either an excess protection policy or a collision damage waiver policy.

  • chevron_rightOnly require excess insurance? Take a look at our Excess Worldwide cover
  • chevron_rightIf you require cover for CDW and Excess Insurance, our Worldwide Plus policy may provide the cover you need

Worldwide Excess Insurance

Our Excess Worldwide policy is designed to protect you against car hire excess charges when renting a vehicle worldwide.

The policy reimburses you in the event your rental vehicle is damaged (including fire damage and vandalism) or stolen and you are charged an excess fee by the company you’re hiring from.

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  • What’s covered
    • Damage & theft excess charges – up to €7,500
      Excess fees in relation to towing, lock out and misfuelling
      Covers rentals up to 65 days in length
      Vulnerable vehicle parts including tyres, windscreen & undercarriage
      Drivers between the age of 21-85
      Accommodation and travel expenses due to loss of vehicle use
      9 named drivers covered as standard
      Vehicles worth up to €100,000 in value & 20 years in age
      Loss of use charges up to €500
  • What’s not covered
    • Breakdown due to mechanical wear & tear or malfunction
      Accidental damage to the rental vehicle interior
      Rental vehicles with more than 9 seats
      Territories specifically excluded in our policy wording
      Charges relating to driving fines and penalties
      Vehicles collected before a policy has been purchased
      Competitive, performance and off-road driving
      For a full list of exclusions, please see our policy wording
  • Optional Extras
    • The below optional extras can be added to your policy during the buying process. Simply select the ones you wish to include at the time of purchase and the additional premium will be added to your quote.

      Vehicle key replacement
      Single Trip
      Annual Trip
      Campervan and motorhome
      Personal accident insurance
      Family member cover

Worldwide CDW & Excess Insurance

Annual from €119.993

Our Worldwide Plus policy includes the same excess protection offered in our Excess Worldwide policy, plus €100,000 worth of CDW cover.

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  • What’s covered
    • Collision Damage Waiver charges – up to €100,000
      9 named drivers covered as standard
      Vehicles worth up to €100,000 in value & 20 years in age
      Damage & theft excess charges – up to €7,500
      Excess fees in relation to towing, lock out and misfuelling
      Covers rentals up to 65 days in length
      Vulnerable parts of the vehicle including tyres and windscreen
      Drivers between the age of 21-85
      Accommodation and travel expenses due to loss of vehicle use
      Loss of use charges up to €500
  • What’s not covered
    • Breakdown due to mechanical wear & tear or malfunction
      Accidental damage to the rental vehicle interior
      Rental vehicles with more than 9 seats
      Territories specifically excluded in our policy wording
      Charges relating to driving fines and penalties
      Vehicles collected before a policy has been purchased
      Competitive, performance and offroad driving
      For a full list of exclusions, please see our policy wording
  • Optional Extras
    • The below optional extras are available to purchase when buying your policy. Simply select the ones you wish to include with your policy during the buying process and the additional premium will be added to your quote.

      Vehicle key replacement
      Single Trip
      Annual Trip
      Campervan and motorhome
      Personal accident insurance
      Family member cover

Car hire guides

Find out what excess insurance is and the key differences between the cover we offer and what you’re likely to be offered by the rental companies.

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CDW can often be confusing. Learn about the different scenarios where it might be needed and how these differ depending on country.

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Our frequently asked questions section is designed to help answer the most frequent customer queries we receive.check the faq section of the site.

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