What do I do if I want to travel abroad?
You can book a trip with a UK host and travel anywhere in the EU by following a few simple steps. Book a trip at least 7 days in advance so there’s time to complete your paperwork. After you’ve booked your trip, message your host to let them know of your plans. Once they agree, immediately contact Turo via chat and we’ll apply for your green card. We’ll also charge you a £1,000 deposit that we’ll refund 80 hours after the trip ends provided there are no outstanding reimbursement or damage claims.
Before your trip, you must have the documents listed below so you can cross the border. Without them, you may be denied entry into an EU country. You’ll need:
- Green card – Turo will secure one for you when you contact us about the trip
- Written permission from your host to drive their vehicle in the EU
- Vehicle on Hire Certificate from host to prove insurance – Host will put in vehicle
- IDP – If you have a license that was issued outside of the EU, you may need one. Check the government website of the country you’re visiting for their requirements.
When your host agrees to your travel abroad, they’re obligated to make sure their vehicle is mechanically sound and can safely make the trip. If you’re involved in an accident or there’s a roadside incident while you’re in the EU, you or your host will be responsible for the charge, depending on who is found to be at fault. That includes the cost of a tow back to the UK, if necessary. If you fail to get your host’s permission to travel abroad and you require roadside assistance, you’ll be responsible for the charge, regardless of whether you or your host caused the need for service. You may want to purchase additional coverage outside of your Turo-provided plan to reduce costs should we find you to be at fault for a roadside callout. Read more about roadside services for guests.