General International Travel Information from AAA

Benefits for AAA Members Traveling Overseas
AAA recommends that members obtain an International Drivers Permit (IDP) prior to traveling overseas. Although many countries do not recognize U.S. driver's licenses, most countries accept an International Driving Permit (IDP). IDPs are honored in more than 150 countries outside the U.S. See AAA’s application form for the list of countries. The IDP functions as an official translation of a U.S. driver's license into 10 foreign languages. Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic (1949) authorizes the U.S. Department of State to empower certain organizations to issue IDPs to those who hold valid U.S. driver’s licenses.  These licenses are not intended to replace valid U.S. state licenses and should only be used as a supplement to a valid license. IDPs are not valid in an individual’s country of residence.

To see a list of services available to AAA members when traveling to other countries, visit AAA Exchange. Please note that if there are no services listed, the international club has not confirmed reciprocal services for AAA members.

Global Show Your Card & Save Program
Many clubs in the world are active in our global
"Show Your Card & Save (SYC&S)” program. This means that they have partnerships throughout their countries where you can obtain discounts (attractions, museums, hotels, retail locations, and some restaurants).  To see what partners the clubs have in their countries, please visit your own club's Website and find the "Search for Savings" (under "savings" or "benefits") on your club's Website at www.aaa.com. This will show you all of the partners you can take advantage of while traveling in those countries.

Remember, for any or all services throughout the world through any other international automobile clubs, you must have your current, valid AAA membership card with you at all times. Check with your local AAA branch office about upgrading to Premier membership for expanded benefits when traveling overseas.

If you need additional information, please contact AAA International Relations.

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