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Car Hire at Munich airport

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I see they`re all asking for any drivers from outside the EU must provide "An International Drivers Permit?"

Is this asked for or is is lip service?

Or are the UK still classed as EU?
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@jafa, Are you joking? UK still classed as EU! No. We left.

Seriously you wont be asked for anything other than a regular UK driving license, don't sweat it.
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My sister was refused a hire car in Spain because she didn't have an international driving permit. She had booked online but when she got to the desk in the arrivals hall they said no way without one.

We went to Spain a month later and they asked for ours at the Hertz desk.

Maybe it's different in Germany but they are only 5.50 quid at the post office.
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https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit

Driving in Europe
You do not need an IDP to drive in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein if you have a photocard driving licence issued in the UK.

You might need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have either:

a paper driving licence
a licence issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man

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Spain (including Balearic and Canary Isles) None You do not need an IDP to drive here for periods up to 6 months.

Germany None You do not need an IDP to drive here for periods up to 6 months. If you hold a paper driving licence or a driving licence from the Isle of Man, you may need a 1968 IDP. Check with the German Embassy.
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Id assumed that we wouldnt need it, but just wanted to check what peoples experience was. I hired in Innsbruck last week, and the same companies quoting in Munich never brought up a request for one in Innsbruck. So as this is from a German Airport, just wanted to check.

Thank you for your responses!!


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@holidayloverxx, I know what the government website says. I am just reporting on what actually happened when hiring a car.

In fact my sister went into the post office before she went to Spain, they checked the government site and said she didn't need one. So she didn't bother.

Note that that page refers to driving, not hiring.
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@Jagerbull, when she booked online did it say she needed one, like in the munich example above?
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@holidayloverxx, it didn't say she needed one when she booked.
She contacted the online company she had booked with while she waited for someone to drive 2 hours to pick her up and they said they would update their website guidance.
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@Jagerbull, what a nightmare, was hers with an aggregator site ? And who was the actual rental co, Hertz as well?
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She used an aggregator, don't know which company was the hire car provider. We booked direct with Hertz.

It's possible (likely?) that this is something happening in Spain not everywhere else in Europe. Maybe even in certain airport locations.
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@Jagerbull, could be. Thats why I was hoping to seeing if it was Hertz in both cases or two different rental car cos that might indicate a Hertz issue or a Spain issue.

I must say I haven’t seen anyone mention it happening in other parts of EU though.
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We've got the IDP now anyhow, will carry it to be on the safe side.
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Oh..the queues at Munich can be massive for car hirr. I've passed through there (pre COVID) quite a few times on work. If you're renting direct, try signing up for their loyalty schemes, it takes some effort (credit card, driving license etc). When it works...you find your name on the display board and walk over (5 minutes) to the car rental area and pick up your motor...and avoid the 30 people queuing.
Returning...fill up before getting too close to airport, by memory the closest petrol stations were not well located.
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You know it makes sense.
@rnick, the airport petrol station is well located for rental drop off
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