International Driving Permits

Your driving licence will be honoured in most countries, however there are countries where non-local Driving Licences (in different languages or particularly in languages using different alphabet structures) are not accepted.

Europcar recommends you carry an International Driving Permit.

  • An IDP is written in 10 languages and serves as an officially recognised translation of your local driving licence in over 150 participating members of the United Nations.
  • Your IDP should always be accompanied by your valid local driving licence.
  • The UN itself does not issue driving permits, but uses authorised travel
  • International Driving Licence is mandatory in the following countries:
  • Argentina, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Senegal, South Africa.

If your destination country is not listed above and you would like to check driving requirements, do not hesitate to see the Specific Terms and Conditions per country or contact your station of destination.

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