1. Driver Eligibility
All drivers must be over 25 years of age and have held a full driving licence for at least 1 year.
We also allow drivers aged between 21 and 25 years old to drive a rental car PROVIDED that they have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years. Such drivers are required to pay an additional insurance premium of €7.02 per day on top of their rental charges, which is collected locally at the time of delivery.
Maximum driving age is generally 70 years old, although drivers over this age may still be eligible to hire a car depending on their state of health. Such drivers are required to pay an additional insurance premium of €7.02 per day on top of their rental charges, which is collected locally at the time of delivery. Our branch staff will decide if a driver is of sufficient health to be in control of a motor vehicle, and we reserve the right to refuse any rental on the grounds of ill-health.
In case one person does not feel like doing all the driving, we have the provision to add up to two additional drivers on a rental agreement. There is an additional charge of €4.68 per day per driver, and all drivers must meet the criteria described above.
All drivers, whether Main or Additional, regardless of age, are required to show their driving licence to one of our staff before taking delivery of their car.
2. Insurance Cover
The daily rental price shown includes third-party insurance, as required by law, and also Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) which provides cover against repair costs relating to our vehicle in the event of any damage occurring. The hirer only pays the policy excess of €425 to €980. This cover excludes damage to either the tyres, the windscreen or the oil-sump, for which the hirer remains responsible at all times.
This level of insurance cover is standard with every rental, and is sufficient for a hirer to legally drive the vehicle in Cyprus.
Drivers have the option to increase their level of insurance cover if they so choose. Extra Damage Waiver (EDW) is offered for €5.85 per day, which increases the cover to include all parts of the vehicle, including tyres, windscreen and oil-sump. The policy excess still applies. This additional insurance must be selected at the start of the rental, and payment is taken locally prior to delivery of the vehicle.
Alternatively, drivers may choose our fully-comprehensive insurance policy, known as Super Extra Damage Waiver (SEDW). For €8.19 per day, this option includes all the cover provided by EDW and additionally reduces the policy excess to €50.00. Also included is of personal accident insurance (excluding Driver) , underwritten by the Cyprus Hire Risk Pool. The SEDW must be selected at the start of the rental, and payment is taken locally prior to delivery of the vehicle.
3. Insurance Limitations
Insurance limitations are clearly shown on the reverse of every rental contract issued. No insurance cover whatsoever is provided if a vehicle is driven into the occupied Northern Area of the island, if a vehicle is driven on an unsurfaced road, or if there is negligence on the part of the driver. Such negligence includes (but is not limited to) driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failing to adhere to road traffic regulations, failure to report an accident to the police, or intentionally trying to damage the vehicle. In any of these cases, the driver becomes responsible for the market value of our vehicle as well as recovery costs and any costs relating to third-party claims.
All vehicles are delivered with a full tank of fuel. This is not included in the rental cost and must be paid for in advance at the start of the rental (charged at an average price per litre) and the car is returned without re-fuelling at the end of the rental. NOTE: Unused fuel is not refundable.
The price of a full tank of fuel varies according to Group and engine size. Petrol prices can fluctuate daily, but our price will always be based on the average price per litre charged at petrol stations across the island.
5. Deliveries and Collections
Delivery can be made to any hotel in Cyprus or to one of our offices, between the hours of 08.00 and 20.00. Outside these hours, deliveries can only be made to one of our airport branches and an Out Of Hours supplement of €17.25 will apply.
Delivery is normally free of charge, unless the delivery location is outside the the town limits of the nearest Europcar office (e.g. deliveries to Troodos region). In such cases, an Out Of Limits supplement of €30.00 will apply. For a list of locations of all Europcar office in Cyprus, please see our Rental Stations page.
At the end of the rental, vehicles should be returned to the original delivery place so that collection can be made. If the return location is different to the delivery location, a One Way supplement of €35.00 will apply.
Note: Airport collections
Please note, for any collection from either Paphos or Larnaca Airport from 1st November 2008 are subject to a €20.00 Airport Delivery Fee, which will be charged on collection of the car.
6. Extra Accessories
For the benefit of families with young children, we are able to supply child-seats upon request with our cars. There are two types available - babyseats (for infants 9 - 36 months old) and booster seats (for children 3 - 7 years old). Child seats must be requested at time of booking. Each seat costs €5.85 per day to hire. Payment is collected locally prior to delivery of the vehicle.
Please note that a maximum of 2 childseats can be fitted into any vehicle
We do not supply childseats for infants under 6 months old.
SUMMARY OF SUPPLEMENTS PAYABLE
Driver aged 21-25
Extra named driver on policy (max 2 per policy)
Driver over 70 years old
Insurance cover for tyres windscreen + oil-sump.
OUT OF HOURS
Delivery between 20.00 and 08.00
Fully-comprehensive insurance, zero excess
OUT OF LIMITS
Delivery to places beyond town limits of our offices
Childseat for infants aged 6 - 36 months old
Return location differs from delivery location
Childseat for children aged 3 - 7 years old
All rental charges are payable in advance. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Any additional supplements to the normal rental price, as shown above, will be collected by one of our staff prior to delivery of the rental vehicle. All customers will receive a rental contract showing a detailed breakdown of all charges. Please note we do not accept Diners Card.
8. Traffic Fines
Drivers remain responsible for any parking or speeding fines they may incur whilst driving one of our vehicles. Payment should be made to the local traffic police before leaving the island. Unpaid fines can be pursued overseas by Cypriot authorities and may incur further penalties for the delay.
In the event of an accident, the driver must notify us the same moment of the incident taking place. Our 24-hour emergency line is printed on the top of every rental contract and on the car key ring itself. If another vehicle is involved, the local traffic police must be called before either vehicle is moved. Failure to follow these instructions may invalidate the insurance.
USE OF THIS WEBSITE
Europcar shall use best efforts to ascertain the accuracy of the information published on the Site, the contents of which it reserves the right to amend at any time without notice.
Europcar shall bear no liability pursuant to the reservation or reservation-simulation service available on the site and all the official Europcar sites. The terms and conditions of reservation and rental of Europcar vehicles are subject to amendment at any time. The Europcar on-line vehicle-rental service shall not give rise to any liability of Europcar, in tort or contract, directly or indirectly. The pricing information provided by the on-line reservation service is information based on the data provided by the Customer. In no event shall on-line reservation of a Europcar vehicle be treated as constituting a rental contract. Each official Europcar site contains a reminder, in the language of the Customers at which it is directed, and according to the statutes and regulations in force in the country where the services will be provided, of the terms of reservation and rental of Europcar vehicles. Those terms shall be notified to the Customer on request. If that warning does not appear on the official site, the Customer shall be deemed to have received sufficient information from this caution.
In any event, the vehicle-rental contract shall be formed only at the time when the Customer withdraws his or her vehicle and signs the rental contract, accepting the rental terms contained in it.
USE OF PERSONAL DATA
The information collected by Europcar regarding its Customers is so obtained in various ways, including in particular, but not only, through the Site or the websites of its subsidiaries and franchisees, but also through the on-line reservation service or through membership of the Europoints program or any frequent-user card program insofar as name, forename, address, telephone and fax number, date of birth, driver's licence number, e-mail address, credit-card information, etc. may be requested and retained.
By using this Site, the Customer expressly permits Europcar to use the information provided to it, and to forward it to its subsidiaries and franchisees, companies affiliated to its group, and trading partners. At the time of each collection of information, Europcar will ask the Customer to confirm his or her consent to use of the information so collected, and remind him or her of his or her rights under the applicable legislation.