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Old 27 Dec 2009
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Entering Saudi Arabia Righthand Drive 4x4

HOWDY ALL ON HORIZONS

Can anyone shed some light are way regarding
entry to SAUDI ARABIA and catching a ferry to SUDAN.

As my wife and i and friends would prefer to miss egypt and the 800% carnet taxs I have a HJ60 which is quite old so not to bothered could go through egypt.

But friends have very nice NISSAN NAVARA can this be
done......PLEASE can anyone shed some light on this
issue is the RIGHT HAND DRIVE VEHICLE ban in
SAUDI ARABIA true...Have herd of brits in LANDYS ETC
coming from SUDAN into SAUDI...

Were just alittle lost......PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP

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Sorry I cannot help but please share your answer when you find it.
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Often RHD or LHD bans are for permantly imported vehicles - always ask for clarification in the form of "But this does not apply to temporary imported vehicles" as opposed to "Does this apply to...."

Just a thought....
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Dont know how the situation is now but back in 1997 when I entered Saudi there was an old Bedford RHD Overland truck from Encounter Overland as well crossing the border (and allowed in)
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I'm interested in this route too - the carnet on a Unimog through Egypt is extortionate. I had heard that the Saudis wouldn't give a transit visa for this trip from North to South as you're likely to be hanging around the port in Jeddah waiting for the ferry so long that you'll run out of visa - they were giving them for South-North travel. This was old news - has someone gone North-South recently that can confirm that this is now possible?

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Have you considered shopping around for the carnet, I gather that the AA in South Africa have been offering 200% carnets - ISTR some threads on it here.
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Another thought, take a look at http://www.getjealous.com/getjealous.php?action=map&go=aafricaa - these guys are enroute past Egypt in RHD LCs - an 80 and a 100.

There route should give you some ideas.
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