General Conditions for car rental in Panama


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:
American Dollar (USD) and Balboa (PAB)
• Tax:
• Minimum age:
23 years.
18 years for Additional Drivers, when main driver is 25 or older. A daily Young Driver fee will apply in addition to the Additional Driver fee.  

A Young Driver fee of USD 5.00 plus Tax per driver, per day, will apply to all drivers between the ages of 18-24.
• 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. After 90 days, the renter will need to obtain a national license.  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.
• 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.
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.

Insurances and Coverages

• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) 
Waiver of financial responsibility in case of loss or damage to the rental car, with a deductible. With CDW, in the event of theft or damage to the Avis car, the renter will be responsible for a deductible of US$ 3000.00. The renter will be responsible for the full cost of the damage if the car is driven in violation of the rental agreement and/or the law, is abused or driven recklessly or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Some rates include this coverge.

• PAI – Personal Accident Insurance
Avis PAI covers medical assistance and expenses in case of illness and/or accident of the renter of the Avis vehicle. Please verify at time of reservation the scope and limitations of this coverage.

Additional Charges

• Additional driver: USD 5.00 plus Tax per driver, per day. 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.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different city or Avis location from where it was picked-up, always within Panama. An additional fee may apply, depending on the distance between the starting and ending Avis locations. Subject to availability at time of booking. For more information:

Travel into other countries

Avis cars rented in Panama are not allowed to cross borders into other countries.

Last Update: 06/14/2017