Local driving permit in car rental

A local driving permit is a document that a person needs to obtain to drive legally in certain countries. Such countries include Sri Lanka, Cayman Islands, Barbados and others.

Sometimes, you might be able to obtain this permit for an extra fee when picking up the rental vehicle. At other times, you might have to obtain it at a specified location prior to pick-up.

Example sentence(s):
  • If you are not a citizen of the rental country, you are allowed to drive with your national driving licence for up to five days after the date of entry into the rental country. In order to be allowed to drive after that, you must obtain a temporary local driving permit of the rental country.
  • If you do not have an International Driving Permit, you must obtain a local driving permit. The permit is available locally for a fee.