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 Discounts Program
Many clubs around the world are active in AAA's global discounts
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 the international discounts page.
This will show you all of the partners you can take
advantage of while traveling in those countries.
Please note that
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,
AAA International Relations.
If you are a AAA member, click here.