Insurance is probably the most important thing for you to learn about before renting a vehicle in an unfamiliar country for you never know what could happen. Below we have taken a moment to explain in detail what types of insurance are required of you to have and what other options are available to you. Remember when renting a car in Poland the insurance guidelines of Poland will be in effect for the entire duration of your rental. Once you book your rental you will receive a rental voucher that will have insurance details specific to your rental printed in the terms and conditions section.
In Poland it is required that all vehicle rentals have third party liability and fire insurance coverage. Auto Europe makes getting these insurances extremely easy, as these insurances are included on all basic rental rates in Poland. Fire insurance covers the rental vehicle in the event it is damaged by fire and most suppliers in Poland provide an unlimited amount of coverage. Third party liability provides $980,000 CAD up to an unlimited amount of insurance coverage to people and property that may be damaged or injured outside of the rental vehicle.
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are optional on vehicle rentals taking place in Poland. Auto Europe provided you with the option to purchase these insurances ahead of time at an advance purchase discount by offering them on all inclusive rental rates in Poland. You may decide to decline the CDW and theft offered by Auto Europe in order to take advantage of coverage your credit card will provide if you do this please contact your credit card company to make sure they will cover a rental commencing in Poland. CDW and are also available for purchase locally at the rental counter. CDW can cost anywhere from $20 up to $50 CAD per day with theft costing a little less at $7 to $30 CAD per day, both insurances are dependant on the vehicle category. CDW and theft will almost always have a deductible that you are responsible for in the event anything happens to the rental vehicle. In Poland deductible amounts can range from $300 up to $2,100 CAD depending on the vehicle category. Super CDW is a supplementary insurance that is offered locally at the rental counter to help reduce the amount of the deductible. Super CDW can cost about $6 CAD per day up to $20 CAD per day and is available with select suppliers only. Personal accident insurance (PAI) is another optional insurance that is available locally, which will provide death and disability coverage to the driver and passengers of the rental vehicle. PAI costs approximately $7 CAD per day up to $16 CAD per day depending on the rental supplier. Optional insurances are provided through certain supplies only and prices can change without notice at anytime.
Some specific vehicle categories including luxury vehicles, 4x4s, large vans and some automatic vehicles may have travel restrictions due to insurance regulations that are placed on them. Many of the other vehicle categories rented in Poland through Auto Europe are permitted to travel in most Western European countries without any restrictions. Auto Europe has worked very hard to build strong lasting relationships with our rental suppliers to create special rental program that will allow specific vehicle categories to be taken into Eastern Europe. Additional surcharges may apply to rentals being taken into Eastern Europe. Please take a moment to make sure the vehicle you are planning to rent is suitable for your travel needs.
Vehicles that are rented in Poland through Auto Europe cannot travel into the following: Africa, Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Note: With sufficient notice arrangements can possibly be made to travel into most or all of the countries mentioned above. Additional fees may apply and not all vehicle categories are allowed. Some suppliers may also restrict travel into Italy.
International one-was are available from Poland for an additional surcharge. Domestic one-ways are also available with most being free of charge. Minimum rental lengths could apply and not all vehicles are permitted.