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Take Rental Car from Switzerland into Italy

We will be renting a car in Locarno Switzerland in August. Most likely with EuropCar directly or via AutoEurope.
Will we be able to take the rental car across the border into Italy for a day trip?
This is assuming no Covid restrictions - I'm just asking about the legality of doing this with the rental car company and any extra fees. Would we need to show a "green card" proof of insurance at the border and do the rental companies usually provide this?

Posted by
6960 posts

Absolutely no issue - and the likelihood of a border check is very low, by the way!

Posted by
33005 posts

but be careful of the toll-booth free toll-roads around the area. I think there are 3. They photo the car entering and exiting and it is your responsibility to log on and pay within, if memory serves, 3 days.

Posted by
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Thank you for the replies. It sounds like it will not be an issue other than keeping an eye on paying tolls.

Posted by
1401 posts

Out of an abundance of caution I would make sure the rental car company permits you to take one of their cars to Italy.