General Conditions for car rental in El Salvador


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)
• Tax:
• Minimum age:
25 years.
Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 years may drive the rental car, as long as CDW is included. A Young Driver fee will apply. The Young Driver fee is 10.00 USD plus Tax, per day, per driver.
• 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. Número de tarjeta de crédito, fecha de vencimiento y número de teléfono del cliente requeridos para camionetas y vans. Se aplicará una retención adicional en la tarjeta de pago. Dependiendo del grupo al que pertenezca el vehículo, la retención variará entre 1,200.00 USD y 2,000.00 USD.
• 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

• Motor Liability Insurance

• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Waiver of financial responsibility in case of loss or damage to the rental car, with a deductible. Coverage does not cover loss or theft of accessories, damaged tires nor traffic fines. With CDW, the renter will be responsible for a deductible up to USD 2,500.00. CDW is mandatory for drivers aged 21 to 24 years. 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.

• ALI – Additional Liability Insurance
This insurance extends the cover for civil liability and damages to third parties up to USD 55,000.00 as long as the terms of the Avis rental agreement are not violated. It is optional. Please verify at time of booking the scope and limitations of this coverage.

• 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

Customer will agree to pay an additional fee for cleaning the car interior upon return, in the case of stains, dirt or soilage attributed to renter's usage.

• Additional drivers: USD 5.00 plus tax, per day, per 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.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location or city from where it was picked-up, always within El Salvador, at an additional cost of USD 10.00 plus Tax. The car can be returned in Honduras or Guatemala, at an additional cost (International Drop Off) depending on the ending and starting Avis locations. Subject to availability at time of booking. For more information:

Travel into other countries

Avis cars rented in El Salvador are only allowed to cross borders into Honduras or Guatemala.

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

Last Update: 09/27/2017