We understand things happen outside of your control that may force you to cancel a trip. Turo’s extenuating circumstances policy allows hosts and guests to receive a refund or a waiver of cancellation penalties when certain conditions apply. If your trip meets the criteria in this policy, we’ll assist with cancelling the trip.
If you’re a host, your performance metrics will not be impacted. We’ll also help rebook your guest, if needed. If the guest cancels less than 24 hours before the trip start time, you’ll still receive your host earnings according to our cancellation policy and your metrics will not be affected. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the trip start, you won’t be charged the cancellation fee, and your ratings won’t be hurt. However, you won’t receive that trip’s earnings.
If you’re a guest who cancels less than 24 hours before the trip start time for reasons detailed in this policy, you will not be charged the cancellation fee. Per our cancellation policy, guests can always cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before their trip starts.
Before deciding to cancel, please review the sections below and:
- Determine if your situation is covered by this policy
- Make sure you can provide any required documentation
- Use the contact information below for our assistance
What the policy covers
Situations that require documentation
These situations may be covered by the policy and require supporting documentation. (This list is not all-inclusive):
- Death or severe illness of a host, guest, or immediate family member. This includes spouse/partner, child, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling.
- Hospitalization of a host or guest that prevents him/her from being able to travel
- Government-mandated obligations. These include, but aren’t limited to, jury duty and military assignments
- Airline travel interruptions. See the “Flight delay or flight cancellation” section of Turo’s Cancellation policy.
For the above situations, you’ll need to provide the below documents. The documents should include dates corresponding to the trip start date and contain the name of the impacted host or guest. The documents must be dated after the reservation was booked:
- Death certificate, obituary, or news article naming the deceased
- A physician statement confirming that the person can't host or travel due to an unexpected, serious illness or injury
- A copy of the official notice for jury duty, court appearances, military deployment, or travel restrictions
- Documentation from the airline showing that the flight you were on, or meant to be on, was cancelled or delayed, or documentation of lost baggage delay
Situations that don’t require documentation
The following situations may be covered by the extenuating circumstances policy and do not require supporting documentation. (This list is not all-inclusive.)
- Natural disasters or severe weather incidents that impact the delivery location or location of departure. These are defined as a state of national emergency in times of a flood, hurricane, tornado, volcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami, or mass shooting.
- Epidemic or pandemic diseases or illnesses as reported by the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For specific circumstances regarding safety issues tied to vehicle cleanliness, see Turo’s Cleaning and disinfection policy. For more information about COVID-19, see “Answers to questions about COVID-19 | Guests” and “Answers to questions about COVID-19 | Hosts.”
- Government, law enforcement, or military restrictions or advisories that impede travel to the delivery location
Contact customer support for assistance with cancelling trips and helping guests rebook:
- United States: 415-963-4109
- Canada: 1-888-391-0460
- UK: 44-808-164-1454