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Antigua car hire Terms and Conditions

Drive-a-matic Antigua


Driving License


Must hold a UK Driving License for minimum of 2 years.

Both the photocard and counterpart are required if you hold a new style license. As of the 8th June 2015 the DVLA are abolishing the paper counter part and you will only be required to show your photocard or the old style paper licence.


Driving Permit

A local driving permit is required and is issued on arrival by Drive-a-matic. In Antigua a local driving permit costs $20 payable locally and is valid for 3 months.


Minimum/Maximum age

You must be aged 25 or over to hire a car in Antigua and the maximum age is 70.

*** For drivers over the age of 70, they will be required by Drive-a-matic to provide a doctors letter of fitness at the time of rental ***



Rates include unlimited mileage



A credit card in the lead drivers name will be required.

A cash deposit can be left if you do not have a credit card of $750



Insurance - (Sun General Insurance Co. Ltd.): - All vehicles are covered by insurance including third party bodily injury in respect of death or bodily injury to any one person $500,000 EC. Third party bodily injury in respect of a series of death bodily injury claims arise out of one event $1,5000,000 EC. Third party property damage in respect of any one claim or a series of personal damage claims arising out of one event $500,000 EC.

CDW - excess US$125.00 providing the vehicle is operated in accordance with all conditions of our contract.


Airport Fees

These are included in the rates shown


Additional Drivers

USD$6.90 per day (inclusive of VAT)


After Hours Airport Fee

USD$12 (inclusive of VAT) 6pm - Midnight


Child Seats

Drive a matic offer Infant/child and booster seats

USD$6.90 (inclusive of VAT) per day

Child seats are not permitted in Mokes or Soft top Jimny Jeeps



Fuel is not included.

Each vehicle will be delivered with a full tank of fuel. You may choose from two fuel options.

Option A – return full at no charge.  If the vehicle is not returned full you will be charged the cost to fill it the vehicle plus service charge.

Option B – you will be charged for a full tank on delivery and return empty.


Extra Days/Weeks

Any extra days you require can be booked locally with Drive-a-matic at their local rate. Alternatively you can contact your Virgin Holidays representative to amend.