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Carnets in southern africa
« on: September 15, 2011, 04:25:06 pm »
Can anyone with REAL recent experience and knowledge please advise on this.
I've always used a carnet when traveling in southern africa. But is it still necessary (i've heard a few reports of people not using them and having no issues at all) countries i'm heading to - Mozam, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia.

Anyone with solid advise?
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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 04:33:12 pm »
no issue anywhere except Egypt for the rest no need.


But you would need Comesa Insurance the AA is selling in SA and is screwing us blind. You can buy from a guy in Zambia Dan Nkonde dnkonde@zsic.co.zm +026 095586663 he can send to you. It's cheaper to buy for a few countries than pay for insurance at each country border.

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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 08:52:43 am »
Comesa is no longer valid until Namibia come on board. They are holding up the works. Your third party insurance from home will suffice for those countries. Ask your broker to prepare a letter and specify the countries. You will be asked for this in Moz and Malawi. They only look for their coutries name and when they see it, they let you proceed.

Do not buy the Comesa at the Malawi/ Tanzania border. Big con.
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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 03:42:35 am »
Oh how nice it would be if I did not need Carnet for Southern African countries.  USA registered bike any good information as to if I can get away with out one.  My information (Canadian Automobile Association) is that I need one.  I will make a few contacts and see if I can get any good info.

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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 03:21:20 pm »
I talked to the AA guys here in South Africa last week September the 9th 2011 and they no longer do the comesa insurance  you have to get them in Lusaka apparently
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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 01:12:16 pm »
I talked to the AA guys here in South Africa last week September the 9th 2011 and they no longer do the comesa insurance  you have to get them in Lusaka apparently

Lusaka? - is there nowhere in SA one can get it now?
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Re: Carnets in southern africa
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 01:17:14 pm »
Can anyone with REAL recent experience and knowledge please advise on this.
I've always used a carnet when traveling in southern africa. But is it still necessary (i've heard a few reports of people not using them and having no issues at all) countries i'm heading to - Mozam, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia.

Anyone with solid advise?
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I went to the South of the Sudan and never had one and returned safely.  No questions asked.  But that was 2010. ;D Check story here: http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html
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