General Conditions for car rental in Portugal

Importante

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:
Euro (EUR)
• Tax:
Continental Portugal: 23% 
Madeira 22%
Azores 18%
• Minimum age:
25 years for most car groups. A Young Driver fee will apply to drivers between 18 and 24 years of age. The Young Driver fee is 8.10 EUR plus tax per day per driver, with a maximum charge of  81.00 EUR plus tax per driver. Values subject to change.
Car groups H, M and D: 30 years or older.
• 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 and must have been held for at least 1 year. 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.
• Accident Management Fee: In the event of accident, an accident management fee of EUR 65.00 plus Tax will be charged. Applies regardless of customer's responsibility on the accident.

Insurances and Coverages

• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Though OPTIONAL, this coverage for damage to the vehicle is included in the rates posted on this website. 
With those rates that do not include CDW, in the event of damage to the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the total value of the rented car. CDW coverage reduces the customer's responsibility (deductible or liability) to an amount ranging between 1,300.00 EUR and 7,800.00 EUR according to the car group rented and area (Mainland, Madeira or Azores), in the case of an accident or damage to the car.

• Theft Protection (TP)
This coverage is included in the rates posted on this website. 
With those rates that do not include TP, in the event of damage to the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the total value of the rented car. TP coverage reduces the customer's responsibility (deductible or liability) to an amount ranging between 1,300.00 EUR and 7,800.00 EUR according to the car group rented and area (Mainland, Madeira or Azores), in the case of theft of the Avis vehicle or its parts.

• Super CDW - TP 
The customer has the possibility of eliminating CDW-TP deductible by purchasing the SUPER CDW-TP at the time of the opening of the contract. Some rates include this coverage. Request more information at Avis rental counter when you pick up your car.

• PAI - Personal Accident Insurance
Avis PAI covers medical assistance and expenses in case of illness and/or accident, and a compensation for death or permanent disability of the renter and occupants of the Avis vehicle. Buying this insurance, the driver and occupants of an Avis car will be insured against body injuries if they occur while they are inside the rented Avis vehicle. The coverage will be valid until the date of return indicated on the rental agreement or any extension approved by Avis.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of the insurance that has been bought, an administrative fee of EUR 65.00 (plus Tax) will be charged in the event of damage, theft or traffic violation.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location from where it was picked-up. An additional fee may apply (domestic one-way). Please verify at time of booking.

Returning the car in a different country to the one where the rental was initiated is known as international drop-off. An international drop-off always generates a charge that varies according to the countries. The cost will be informed when making the reservation.

Additional Charges

• Additional Driver: 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. An additional driver daily fee applies.
In Portugal (Mainland): EUR 7.90 per day, per driver; up to a maximum of EUR 63.20 per driver, per rental. Young additional drivers: EUR 9.90 per day, per driver; up to a maximum of EUR 79.20 per driver, per rental.

Values subject to change without prior notice.

Travel into other countries

Avis cars are permitted outside of Portugal borders. Please contact our Help Desk for further information on the terms and conditions according to the destination.

Last Update: 06/02/2017