Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
The renter is financially responsible for the cost of loss or damage (up to the full value of the rental car) in the event of an accident or theft. Our waivers allow you to reduce this responsibility.
LDW relieves the customer of financial responsibility for the vehicle in the event of loss or damage to the rental car or theft (any single event).
A security deposit of 200.00 USD (all car groups) will apply. Note: There is a minimum 3 day rental restriction to purchase LDW. Please check with the reservation center for additional details.
PDW (Partial Damage Waiver) is available for counter sale ONLY. Check with counter directly for additional details.
Note: If you require additional insurance coverage you may purchase locally to reduce/remove the insurance excess. Just ask at the Avis rental desk when you collect your car.
Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.
Protections and Coverages - Additional information
Avis waivers are not insurance and they are not mandatory; therefore, our waivers may be declined. However, if the renter declines our waiver, Avis reserves the right to request as a guarantee, a security deposit or credit card authorization (hold) that may be equal to the value of the car.
Please note that if the renter intends to use a credit card that offers car rental insurance as a benefit, the security deposit may be reduced to a nominal amount of 200.00 USD provided that the renter presents proof of coverage in writing (e.g. Letter of Coverage) stating that the policy is valid in Jamaica. Please be aware that many credit cards and insurance policies issued outside of Jamaica do not provide coverage in Jamaica at this time.
It also is important to consider that if the Avis waiver is declined, the renter is responsible for the full cost of damage to the rental car up to the full value of the vehicle. Our rental agents are not qualified to assess the validity or suitability of any coverage not sold by Avis. As such, we strongly recommend that the renter fully understand the terms and conditions of any benefit provided by the credit card issuer. If there is a claim for damage/loss, and the renter intends to use the coverage benefit provided by a card issuer or other approved insurer, the renter is ultimately responsible for any portion of the claim not settled by the card issuer up to the full value of the vehicle.