|General Travel Information for Incoming International Travelers|
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|Services for International Automobile Club Members Visiting the United States|
|AAA paper maps, AAA TourBooks, and AAA Travel products, services and accessories are available for purchase in AAA Club offices for FIA or GMA member clubs.|
|Travel Information and Services|
|Some foreign clubs offer access to AAA online travel tools, including TripTik® Travel Planner which includes digital maps, personalized itineraries and all the content of AAA’s TourBooks®, as well as car and hotel reservations. Contact your club to ask if this service is available.|
|Emergency Roadside Assistance|
If visiting for 90 days or less, you are entitled to BASIC Emergency Roadside Assistance to include:
The phone number for AAA’s Emergency Road Service is 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) within the U.S. or Canada only. Your service call will be routed to the appropriate territory based on where the call is coming from where you are located. You must have your current home club membership card with you at all times in order to obtain services from AAA.
|Locating a AAA Office|
|To locate a AAA office, please check the business section of the local phone directory or call 411 information and request the phone number for the AAA office closest to your location. If needed, please visit an AAA office for the services of a professional travel counselor, or to take advantage of the member discounted travel products available at auto travel stores located in most AAA offices. [back to top]|
|Global Show Your Card & Save Program|
|If your club is participating in the Global Show Your Card & Save (SYC&S) program, you will be entitled to discounts throughout the United States and Canada. If your membership card has either the Show Your Card & Save logo or the Show Your Card logo of ARC Europe your club participates in the program. Please bring yur membership card with you on your holiday. Follow this link to access the SYC&S databases to search for member discounts available in the U.S and Canada or worldwide. [back to top]|
|Booking Hotels & Hertz Rental Cars|
|The following hotel brands are full participants in the
global Show Your Card & Save program with over 8,400 locations
across North America and offer the following:
|To make your reservation, use any of the following sites to view rates and availablility based on your preference:|
|Please present your membership card at check-in.|
|Hotel brands not listed above do not participate in the Show Your Card & Save or the Show Your Card programs. [back to top]|
|International Driving Permit|
|If you are planning to drive a rental or personal vehicle, you must obtain an (International Driving Permit) before coming to the United States or Canada. IDPs are a recognized translation of the legal driverís license and at all times must be accompanied by your current, valid driver's license from your home country. The IDP is another proof of identification that is an inexpensive and easily obtained from either your home club or the local government agency responsible for issuing these documents. All holders of valid, current American licenses can visit any AAA office to obtain an IDP. Follow this link for more detailed information on obtaining an International Driving Permit. [back to top]|
AAA does not offer auto insurance for international visitors. Travel Guard, a member company of AIG, may be able to provide auto insurance for international travelers.
|Disabled Parking Permit Usage in the United States|
AAA recommends that disabled drivers from other countries driving in the United States, who need the use of designated parking spaces, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in their destination state. Contact information for state DMV offices is available by accessing the AAA Digest of Motor Laws.
|Purchasing a Vehicle to Export|
Follow this link to find information pertaining to the purchase of vehicles in the United States. The United States Federal Government is responsible for any legal documentation for the purchase, registry or insurance of a vehicle by a non-US citizen in the United States. You can find specific information/requirements at the following websites: http://www.dmv.org; http://www.dot.gov; or http://www.nhtsa.gov.
|Additional International Travel Resources|
|If you need additional information, please contact AAA International Relations|
|If you are a AAA member, click here|