What is overseas insurance?
Who may need overseas insurance coverage?People who are often looking for an overseas insurance policy are:
- Military personnel
- Government employees
What does overseas insurance cover?Depending on your country, GEICO GmbH may be able to assist with international insurance for cars, motorcycles, personal property (renters), and marine transit. For your specific location, please contact us. We're here to help!
Getting international car insurance
Driving your carIf you plan to drive your car outside of the United States, it's important to make sure you have proper auto insurance coverage before hitting the road. Our auto insurance policies do not extend to cover you in foreign countries, so it's important to research and obtain additional coverage. Check the specific insurance requirements for the country you'll be driving in, as they can vary widely. It's recommended to plan ahead and purchase coverage well in advance of your trip to ensure that you're protected while driving abroad.
International rental car insuranceYou should consider purchasing international rental car insurance when renting a car abroad to protect yourself from potential damages or accidents. There are many credit card companies and rental car agencies that offer insurance coverage, but you should read the terms and conditions carefully to make sure you're adequately covered. You should contact your credit card company with questions about coverage and compliance with international auto insurance policies. Before you drive or rent a car in a foreign country, make sure you know the specific insurance requirements and laws. Some countries may require you to purchase certain types of coverage or provide proof of insurance before you're allowed to drive on their roads. It's also important to note that insurance coverage may vary widely depending on the country, so it's important to do your research in advance. Be sure to carefully review the international rental car insurance policy before purchasing it to ensure you know what is covered. Some policies may have exclusions or limitations that could leave you vulnerable in certain situations. Also, be aware of any deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses that may apply if the rental car is damaged or in an accident. By doing your research and carefully reviewing your options, you can ensure that you're adequately protected while driving a rental car abroad.
International Insurance for Cars, Motorcycles, and Personal Property
Help with overseas insurance when you move abroad.
Other International Insurance Options
Overseas Insurance: Get the answers you're looking for.
What type of policy options are available overseas?Coverage options vary by location, but in many countries, we can help you with auto, motorycle, personal property (renter's), and marine transit (car shipping) coverages. For more information contact us.
What information do I need before I move?Moving overseas can be a challenge – but we can help! Determine what coverages you'll need if you're storing your vehicle in the USA, or shipping it across the ocean and registering it in a foreign country. Learn more before you go!
Does GEICO offer other services for members of the military?GEICO has been proudly serving our military personnel since we opened in 1936. Our military team is composed of veterans who understand the unique circumstances of our servicemen and women.
For more information on military services.
Does an overseas policy cover my US-registered vehicle if I'm using it to drive on holidays?Generally, our overseas auto policies are only available to customers who will be living in and registering their vehicle in their new country. Please contact an overseas agent.
Does GEICO offer other services for government employees?In 1936, Leo and Lillian Goodwin started an insurance company to serve federal government employees. That company was Government Employees Insurance Company, or GEICO. We continue to support federal employees as we share a special history together.
How do I maintain my overseas insurance?, our affiliate in Germany, can help you find insurance coverage while you are overseas and has local agents in Europe to assist you. GEICO also has storage options for your vehicle if you're leaving it behind in the US.
Does my overseas insurance policy extend coverage to driving in the United States?No. A U.S. auto insurance policy is required to drive in the United States.
GEICO Financial Services GmbH is an appointed representative of Clements Europe Ltd which is registered in England and Wales under registration number 06918946 and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct insurance mediation activities.