Is there such a thing as international car insurance?

I have plans to travel abroad next year. Will I need some sort of special international car insurance for that trip if I want to drive?

Auto insurance is very specific concerning the areas of policy coverage. If you are traveling to a different country, it is best to speak to your agent or review your policy to determine where, geographically, you are covered in the event of a loss.
For example, for a trip from the U.S. to Mexico, additional or supplemental insurance is usually required, and some carriers can add a special endorsement for additional coverage. For a trip to Canada, you may not need additional insurance, depending on the length of your stay.
Most people do not ship their vehicles when traveling overseas, opting instead to rent a car at their destination, in which case you would obtain the appropriate international and overseas coverage for the country you are visiting when you rent the vehicle.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.

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