Can you take a National rental car into Canada?

My brother wants to rent a car for us to go to Canada. Does National allow this? It's one of the only rental car companies in our area.

Answer
“National Car Rental allows you to drive across the border into Canada in most cases. However, they don’t allow certain vehicles to cross the border, including:
  • Exotics or specialty cars
  • Large passenger vans
  • Cargo Vans
Before signing the rental agreement, let the agent know you plan to drive the vehicle to Canada. They may have additional restrictions or require additional information. They’ll also likely require that you carry their rental car insurance or provide proof of your own policy.
Cross-border travel into Canada also requires a Canadian non-resident insurance card, which acts as proof of insurance throughout the country. Ask at the rental counter for one of these cards before you depart.
Are you a frequent traveler to Canada in rental cars? You may want to consider a non-owner car insurance policy. Download the Jerry app to compare rates from over 50 insurers in just minutes.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 17, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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