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Panama - Passenger vehicle

General Rental Information

Important documents

The renter and all approved drivers must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence for at least one year. Furthermore, the following conditions apply depending on the issuing country of the driving licence.

In the case that the person has been a resident in Panama for more than three months, a driving licence issued in Panama must be presented.

Driving license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc) must be complemented by an International driving license.

Please show a valid driver's license and identity card/passport at the time of pick up!

Photocopies, digital licenses, Learner's Permits, and driver's licenses with driving restrictions will not be accepted.

Age Restrictions

Minimum age and possession of a valid driving license in Panama is:

Minimum Age License Requirements Car Category
21 License held for 1 year MCAR, E***, C***, I***, SF**, SPMR, FD**, P***, LFAR, LVAR
25 License held for 2 years SV**, FV**, LDAR

Driving licenses for the group PVMR must include approval for category D. If you don't hold a driving license issued in Panama please call and check for specific restrictions or requirements.

A Young Driver Surcharge applies for drivers under 25 years.

Tariff information


The following credit cards are accepted: all credit cards from internationally recognised credit card companies - such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa. We do not accept any prepaid cards or debit cards (Visa Electron). The renter must be the owner of the indicated credit card.

Diners Club is not accepted.

Sixt CarExpress Servicecard (Advantage Circle) is only accepted in combination with a valid Credit Card.

Please note, that payments with credit card may require the PIN of the credit card.

A valid credit card with enough fund is required for security deposit upon collection of the vehicle.

An advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle.

ACRISS CODE Without LDW With LDW With Top Cover LDW included With Super Top Cover LDW included
*C**, *D** 5000 2000 500 + total rental amount 300 + total rental amount
*F**, *P**, *V** 5000 2000 500 + total rental amount 500 + total rental amount
ACRISS CODE Without TI With TI With LDW With Top Cover LDW
LDAR 10,000 7,000 3,000 1,500

Special rental information when booking Prepaid rates

Prepaid tariff - Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, the payment will be charged along with the total rental price (incl. booked extras and charges) prior to the rental. The driver and mode of payment shall be finalised at the time of reservation and cannot be changed. The confirmed credit card should be valid and available for presentation on collection of the vehicle. All extra costs that occur during the car rental will be charged to this credit card.
A refund shall not be issued for non-collection, vehicle being collected late or returned early.

Changing Booking
A prepaid booking can be changed up to 48 hours before the start of the rental (depending on availability) in return for a booking modification fee of 27,00 USD. Any payment already made towards the rental will not be refunded; nor shall any differential amount be refunded if this modification leads to a lesser rental cost. Any changes made to a prepaid reservation may impact the rental rate. A change from a prepaid rate to a non-prepaid rate is not possible.


A booking can be cancelled before the rental begins. In the event of cancellation, the payment in advance already made towards the rental shall be paid back subject to a cancellation charge, which will be withheld and shall be in the amount of the rental charge (including any extras and charges) for a maximum of 3 rental days. Cancellations can be made online or in writing and must be addressedto:
Sixt Panama Headquarters
Soluciones de Movilidad , S.A
Calle 50, Plaza los Portales, local 104-PB
0831-02510 Panama
Mail [email protected]

In the event that the booked vehicle is not collected or not collected at the agreed time the rental charge already paid shall be withheld in full.

Protection conditions

Third Party Insurance (TI)

Protection coverage for the vehicle rented includes Third Party Liability with a maximum cover of 10,000.00 USD for personal injuries and material damages.

TI is mandatory in Panama. Unless the renter can provide written proof to Sixt at time of pick up that the renter's credit card car rental insurance is valid in Panama for the type of vehicle being rented.

TI can be excluded at the rental station only if Pay later tariff has been booked.

Excluded from the protection is the use of the vehicle for the transport of dangerous goods. All protection as part of the rental contract will become void, in particular, if an unauthorized driver has used the vehicle or if the driver of the vehicle does not possess the required driver's license at the time of the event giving rise to claim.

Liability coverage/Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)

If purchased Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) protects you against claims made by a third party for -bodily injury- and/or property damage sustained as a result of an accident while you are operating a -rental vehicle-.

This coverage supplies Renter with third-party liability protection up to a limit of 300,000.00 USD per accident.

Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) does not cover all situations that may arise while operating a -rental vehicle-. SLI does not cover all risks. There may be exclusions for unauthorized or intoxicated drivers, no first party uninsured motorist coverage, no coverage for certain passengers in the Vehicle, and other exclusions.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection) removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of damage or theft.

If the driver is covered by his credit card rental protection, the customer / driver must present binding documents from the credit card company in English or Spanish.

If LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts (except LVAR): 2,000.00 USD;
3,000.00 USD (LVAR)

If loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection) is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.

Top Cover LDW

If LDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Top Cover LDW to reduce the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

If Top Cover LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 500.00 USD

If LDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Super Top Cover LDW to eliminate the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

If Super Top Cover LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 0.00 USD.

Super Top Cover LDW cannot be chosen for car groups LDAR and LVAR.

Personal Accident Protection (PAP)

By taking out personal accident protection the coverage can also be extended to cover the consequences of an accident.

By taking out PAP the limit of liability is: 10,000.00 USD for invalidity, 30,000.00 USD for main driver decease (USD 15,000.- for passenger decease), 3,000.00 USD for medical costs, 500.00 USD for personal belongings except electronic items such as cell phones, GPS etc.

Tyre and Windscreen Coverage (GT)

The tire and glass coverage provides protection for damages on tires, windscreen, side windows and the rear window with a deductible of USD 0.00.

If the protection is not accepted, the customer will be held liable for the full extent of the damage.

Cross Border Rentals & Territorial Restrictions

Cross Border Rentals are not allowed.

In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions all protections lose their validity.


Accessories are bookable without obligation and subject to availability.

One-Way Rentals

One-way rentals within Sixt locations in Panama are allowed under conditions depending on tarif.

International One-Way Rentals are not allowed.

In the case of unannounced and unauthorised one-way rentals, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee.

Navigation system

Navigation systems are available subject to a fee.

Additional Driver

A charge is levied for the additional driver, whose details are noted in the lease only if the additional driver presents a valid driver's license.

Baby and child seats

Baby seats, child seats and booster seats are available subject to a fee.

Vehicle refueling

All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise the current prices per litre of petrol or diesel will be charged in addition to a refuelling fee.

If desired, the vehicle will be refuled according to currently available conditions after returning it to the station.

Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of reservation or at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.

(time of reservation: Prepaid Fuel = TF; time of rental: Prepaid Fuel = PF)

Alternatively, you may book a tanking service for a fee and return the tank empty. The refueled liters will be charges at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations additionaly to the prior noted tanking service fee. Subject to availability, at selected stations only.

Delivery & Collection

Deliveries and collections are available at the local rental station subject to a fee.

This service is available on request for an additional commitment fee outside opening times at selected locations.

Internet USB-Stick

Internet is available subject to a fee.

Express Toll Service

Unlimited use of toll is available subject to a fee.

Roadside protection

The roadside protection is an extended breakdown protection during the rental and protects you at home and abroad against high service and repair costs for the following incidents caused by you: key locked in vehicle, breaking caused by lack of fuel, assistance with starting necessitated by flat battery, loss of key and vehicle stuck.

Other charges and taxes

Premium Location Fee

A premium location fee occurs for rentals at airport and train stations.

Out Of Hours

Out of opening hours service is available at selected stations. In this case, an additional charge applies for the provision of the service.

Flexi Return Guarantee

Plans can change. As a flexible mobility partner, we are happy to adapt to your plans. Thanks to our Flexi Return guarantee, you have the freedom to return the vehicle at any time to an authorised Sixt station, regardless of the rental agreement.

If your plans change during your hire period, let us know by telephone on 507 269 7498 or in person at any of our stations, and our employees will amend your rental contract. By doing this, we can adapt to your changed plans. This service is, of course, free of charge for you.

Flexi Return Guarantee in the tariff Pay later

If you return your vehicle earlier than agreed in the rental contract, we will charge the rental price according to the rental contract. You will receive a partial discount for the unused rental days.

Flexi Return Guarantee in the tariff Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, a refund shall not be issued for returned early. For further information please refer to the section Prepaid Tariff - Pay now.

Flexi Late Return in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle later, without notifying us, we will bill you USD 10.70 service fee for the Flexi Return Service. This fee applies in addition to any extra days which might incur due to the rental extension.

Flexi Return Location in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle to a station other than that agreed in the rental contract, the Flexi Return location will incur a service fee of USD 17.12 if we have not been informed of the changes to the rental contract in advance.

With our Flexi Return guarantee, you will always have maximum flexibility and cost-efficiency when driving.


All Sixt cars in Panama are non-smoking cars. If a car needs additional cleaning/smell-removal caused by smoking, a fee will be added to the invoice. The same applies if there are visible signs of animals in the vehicle.

All rates are inclusive of VAT (if VAT incurs).
For corporate customers with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.