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COVID-19 – State of Emergency – Mandatory Curfew

Period: 15/01/2021 – 30/01/2020           Legislation: Minister Council Decree nº 3-A/2021

The Portuguese Government decreed general mandatory curfew in Portugal.

Here are some permitted car trips:

  • Acquisition of essential goods and services
  • Healthcare and pharmaceutical needs
  • Refueling
  • Attending school and driving students to school (if minors)
  • Acquiring healthcare or essential goods for pets
  • Attending religious cerimonies
  • Required travel arriving or departing from national territory, including to and from lodgings.
  • Returning home
  • Providing aid to other people

Check the Minister Council Decree nº 3-A/2021 ( for the complete list of exceptions to the curfew and more details about it.

Always wear your mask and keep a safe distance.


Failure to comply with these measures implies serious sanctions.

Protect yourself and others! We care about your health!



by Antonio on 16/01/2021 18:08.

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COVID-19 - Important Information

We are proud to inform you that Auto Rent has been awarded the “Clean & Safe” seal by Turismo de Portugal, in a protocol with ARAC, IMT and AMT. Being awarded this seal is the result of our commitment to implement a protocol with measures to protect employees and customers. We are committed to implementing hygiene and disinfection procedures for our offices and vehicles, as well as ensuring social distance between customers, employees, and suppliers, as well as defining a detailed contingency plan for hypothetical COVID-19 symptom situations.
Our customers will only have to choose which road to the destination they wish to visit and enjoy their well deserved holidays in the Algarve!
We will be here to take care of all the details so that this experience is as safe and hygienic as possible!
With Auto Rent, your safety comes first! Book now!
You’ll wish we were global!

by Antonio on 21/03/2020 17:24. Last edit by Joao on 20/05/2020.

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Auto Rent now provides a service that allows you to drive on the A-22 without worries!

The A-22 Motorway has automatic tolls that charge when you drive under the gates spread between the exits.

Introducing the E-Tolls extra

  • You pay €1.85/day for the rental of the device
  • You're free to drive around on the A-22 and avoid traffic on the N-125
  • When you return the car, you only pay for the tolls you used
  • No pre-pay, no extra costs, no tolls in your mail

Should you choose not to use our E-Tolls service, any tolls that are not paid will be sent to your home address, and you will be charged an administration fee by the highway company.

Please note that due to the tolling company stating that it can present tolls up to 15 days later, some charges may come after your departure, but we will contact you should that happen.

by Joao on 27/05/2013 18:52. Last edit by Joao on 13/11/2018.

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To rent a car from Auto Rent you must be over 25 years old.

From 21 years old you can still rent a car with Auto Rent, but have to pay the Young Driver's Insurance extra.

by Joao on 14/02/2013 05:14. Last edit by Mark on 29/08/2015.

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An Auto Rent basic price includes:

  • 3rd Party Insurance Waiver
  • VAT
  • Unless otherwise stated, unlimited mileage.
  • Vehicle replacement in less than 24 hours in case of a breakdown

Any other extras will be charged, unless otherwise stated.

by Joao on 14/02/2013 05:07. Last edit by Mark on 04/08/2015.

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If you forgot your password, simply click the Forgot Password? link on the login panel and fill in your email address, and you will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

by Joao on 14/02/2013 04:59. Last edit by Mark on 04/08/2015.

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We transferred the users from the previous website to the new one, so you can log in with the same email and password as you did before.

If your account, for some reason, is not registered, you can contact us or click the Register Now! link below the login panel and fill in your information.

Either way, if you book a car with Auto Rent and you insert an email address that is not in our database, a new account will automatically be created for you.

by Joao on 14/02/2013 04:57. Last edit by Mark on 04/08/2015.

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Auto Rent still provides car hire services in the Algarve, just like it did before. However, now you can get accurate quotes and instant booking confirmation based on our availability!

Soon, you will be able to hire a car anywhere else in the world through our website!

We're extremely excited with this new stage, and we hope you like the new website!

by Joao on 03/12/2012 00:00. Last edit by Mark on 02/08/2015.

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The website is currently only available in English. However, there are plans to have it translated to several languages!

by Joao on 14/02/2013 04:50. Last edit by Joao on 01/04/2013.

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The Home Owners Club is a specific club for long time customers of Auto Rent. It gives 10% discount in the rental price.

But, of course, if you were already a member, you know that! If that's the case, don't worry. Soon you should be getting the new Home Owners Club Card in your mail.

If you don't get it within 10 days, please contact us with your home address and your address in Portugal, and we will make sure you get your club card!

by Joao on 27/11/2012 00:00. Last edit by Joao on 14/03/2013.

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