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Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:34:49 pm »
Add to this thread if and when things change.

Passport:
All countries outside SA even SADC countries.
Visa's are required for these countries:
Countries and Territories   Allowed Stays
Angola: Visa must be approved by embassy in SA. ALWAYS TAKE WITH YOUR LETTER OF INVITATION.
Benin   3 months. At arrival
Botswana   90 days At arrival
Burundi on arrival
Cape Verde   Visa issued upon arrival
Comoros   Visa issued upon arrival
Ethiopian Visa must be applied for before hand at embassy in SA. NO MORE VISA IN KENYA EMBASSY. Ethiopia 3-month tourist visa issued on arrival at Bole International Airport if flying in.
Egypt   Visa issued upon arrival in Wadi Hafta and is free
  Gabon   One month arrival
Kenya   30 days on arrival
Lesotho   14 days on arrival
Madagascar   90-day visas can be granted on arrival for MGA140,000.- (or equivalent in Euros or US Dollars)
Malawi   90 days on arrival
Mauritius   60 days for touristic visits, 90 days for business visits
Morocco on arrival
Mozambique   30 days on arrival
Namibia   3 months on arrival
Rwanda   90 days on arrival
Saint Helena   Visitors pass valid for 3 months issued upon arrival for 12.00
Senegal   3 months on Arrival
Seychelles   1 month on arrival
Swaziland   30 days on arrival
Sudan : Apply at embassy in SA or on arrival in Addis Ababa at embassy of Sudan.
Tanzania   Visa can be obtained on arrival. 50USD For SA will be waved in due course
Togo   7-day visa can be obtained on arrival
Tunisia   30-day visa can be obtained on arrival for TND 35.-
Uganda   Visas can be obtained upon arrival if required
Zambia   90 days in a 12 month period (which can be taken at once or in intervals)
Zimbabwe 3-month holiday visa, 30-day business visa, or 3-day transit visa can be issued on arrival free of charge.


Carne de passage (passport for a vehicle) all you need to know:
Basically only needed for Egypt and it is 200% deposit for car or bike. We did not need the Carne for Kenya and Uganda as stated by AA. Best to enquire from their embassy before heading off. Rules change often.

International Driving license
Did not need one in Africa. Need a valid SA driving licence. NOT A LEARNERS LICENSE.   
http://pikipiki.co.za/planning-and-preperation/carne-insurance/

COMESA NO MORE IN USE
Cheaper than buying insurance from each country. SA AA do not sell it any more

Vaccination card
Need Yellow fewer for these countries.
http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/policy/2011/draft_yellowfever.pdf

More info:
http://www.services.gov.za/services/content/Home/ServicesForPeople/TraveloutsideSA/adviceforsacitizenstravellingtbroad/en_ZA
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 05:58:59 am by michnus »
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 03:25:02 pm »
Quite true Michnus and especially the Carne for Egypt. Been like that for years. I've always travelled on TIP's. Egypt is the only country to insist on a Carne.

 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 10:15:57 am »
We have shipped our motorcycles to Mombasa, where we are picking them up tomorrow, and have saved a LOT of money due to having a Carnet. I We are driving them back to Cape Town via Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zam, Mal, Moz, Zam, Bots and Nam. Will post updates after the countries but Kenya is a must!!
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. I dont have this luxury.
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 05:56:46 am »
Note on International Drivers License:

After traveling through 35 countries only once was I required to show my international license and that was in South Africa.  So for me I will continue to carry one.

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 10:23:31 pm »
Very helpful! so you were able to go through Kenya without a carnet?

did you also do tanzania? ethiopia?

Thank you
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 10:42:25 pm »
Please note. South africans will have to apply for a visa in south africa from end of this month. U cannot get it on arrival in Kenya.
a letter of invitation is required when entering Ghana also.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 10:48:01 pm by milesd »
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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 12:07:03 pm »
does anyone have any recent information on travel in Africa regarding papers...
Africa trip, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania & Moz rr http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=61231.0
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 01:00:29 pm »
does anyone have any recent information on travel in Africa regarding papers...

15 carnets and 8 border crossings so far, I'd say yebo. Did you receive my pm?
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 06:53:52 pm »
Any advice on TIP for motorcycle being shipped to TZ from Thailand? Just want to make sure I've got all the right documents before I leave Thailand... it's hard enough getting the right bits of paper from the government while I'm actually here.

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 09:00:15 am »
Hi guys,
I am from Australia and I am planning to buy a bike in South Africa and ride it to Europe following the West coast.
My question is: how long does it take to organise a carnet in South Africa?
Cheers
 

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 06:02:01 am »
Hi guys,
I am from Australia and I am planning to buy a bike in South Africa and ride it to Europe following the West coast.
My question is: how long does it take to organise a carnet in South Africa?
Cheers

Easy just a few days. It is been done in Kayalami JHB.

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Re: Travelling in Africa Documents, papers and Carne de passage.
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 07:14:18 am »
Hi guys,
I am from Australia and I am planning to buy a bike in South Africa and ride it to Europe following the West coast.
My question is: how long does it take to organise a carnet in South Africa?
Cheers

Easy just a few days. It is been done in Kayalami JHB.

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