General Conditions for car rental in Chile


At time of rental, when picking-up a car, AVIS customers may choose to accept or to decline optional coverage or insurance by checking into the corresponding box (accept or reject). Once the contract is signed and coverage/insurance is accepted, it will not be refundable.

• Currency:
Chilean Peso (CLP)
• Tax:
• Minimum age:
22 years.
• Driver’s License/Passport:
At the moment the Rental Agreement is opened, a valid Driver´s License and the driver´s passport must be presented. The License should have been issued at the country of origin. In those cases where an International Driver´s License is presented, it must be presented with the Driver´s License of the country of origin of the driver and the driver´s passport. International Driving Licence together with the Driving License of the country of origin.
• Driver’s License Requirements:
Valid driver's license from country of residence is required. International driving license is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. International driving license is a translation only.
• Credit Card:
An International credit card accepted by AVIS will be required at the time you collect your vehicle; said credit card will be blocked to be used as a guarantee and to cover any extra charge not included in the Voucher, such as, gas, insurance deductible, etc.
• Debit Cards:
Debit cards are not accepted.
• Additional drivers: The cost will be informed at the time of reservation. All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age and driver's license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at time of pick-up of the rental vehicle.
Avis and Avis licensees reserve the right to refuse any request for rental including requests for  persons under age, persons not in possession of a recognized full and valid driver's license, persons unable to satisfy credit or cash requirements, or  persons who, in the opinion of Avis, constitute a risk.

Mandatory Charges

• Airport Surcharge
Only applicable to rentals with pick up at an airport location.

• TAG – Road tax 
Applicable only to rentals starting in Santiago. Cost is informed at the time of reservation.

Insurances and Coverages

• Motor Liability Insurance
Public liability and property damage coverage is included in the rates. Please, verify the scope and limits of this coverage.
• Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
Optional coverage that partially releases the renter of financial responsibility in the event of loss, theft or damages to the rental car. 
Mandatory in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.
LDW reduces the customer’s financial responsibility for the Avis vehicle as a result of an accident, fire or theft.  LDW does not cover windshield damage/cracks or damage to tires or wheel rims.  Theft coverage does not cover car accessories such as radio, hub caps, etc.
In the event of collision, the client will be responsible for a deductible starting from USD 250.00 depending on the rented car group. In the event of theft, the client will be responsible for a deductible starting from USD 2500.00 depending on the rented car group. In case of car turnover, rollover or being flipped, the customer is responsible for a deductible starting from USD 2500.00 depending on the rented car group.
The renter will be responsible for the full cost of the damage if the car is driven in violation of the rental agreement, is abused or driven recklessly or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• ALI (Additional Liability Insurance)
Incrases the amount covered by Motor Liability Insurance up to USD 100,000.00. Please, verify costs and availability at time of booking.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location from where it was picked-up. An additional fee applies that varies according to the starting and ending locations. Not allowed from/to Punta Arenas and/or Puerto Natales. Subject to availability at time of booking. For more information:

Travel into other countries

Avis cars rented in Chile are allowed to cross borders into other countries, prior evaluation and authorization by Avis. The intention to cross the border must be informed at least 10 days before the date of pick-up of the vehicle. Fees and restrictions apply. In all cases, the vehicle must be returned in Chile. Please, verify for more information.

( ! ) Information and values are subject to change without prior notice. 
( ! ) All values are subject to tax unless otherwise specified.

Last Update: 02/20/2019