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border insurance Montenegro, Croatia?

Our UK insurance company won't cover the bikes for Montenegro or Croatia and their embassies in UK don't know the answers to
a) do we need it or
b) can we buy it on the border?
Does anybody know the current situation?
c) can you buy border insurance for Slovenia as an EU citizen? We don't want to buy in advance for Slovenia as we don't want to commit to specific dates with our insurance company. Many thanks!
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HI there,
I have been travelling through Slovenja many times and as far as I know your green card includes Slovenja as well as the rest of the EU.
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I agree as above - I went through Slovenia with British insurance and no green card wih no problem.. But I got hassles in Bulgaria because Carol Nash didnt give me a proper Green card. But I did get through eventually.

Sheonagh, you've done some nice South American travels by bike...come and share your pics and talk at Ripley one day.......
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Thanks Alex and Caminando for your replies - I think we'll just set off, take all our docs and not worry about it! And thanks Caminando for nice comment about our South America trip - we just did a presentation at HUBB Ripley! Were you following Sheonagh Pat's Travel Website | Travel Blogs | Travel Photos | Travel Videos
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I traveled through Montenegro and Croatia last year, no Green card problem as long as its filled correctly. It doesn't cover you in Kosovo you have to buy insurance at the border.
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Green card is valid in Croatia and Montenegro. If you don't have one you can buy insurance at borders. Those two countries live from tourisam, so they will be glad to let you in
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Bike insurance: Montenegro & Croatia

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Our UK insurance company won't cover the bikes for Montenegro or Croatia and their embassies in UK don't know the answers to
a) do we need it or
b) can we buy it on the border?
Does anybody know the current situation?
c) can you buy border insurance for Slovenia as an EU citizen? We don't want to buy in advance for Slovenia as we don't want to commit to specific dates with our insurance company. Many thanks!
We are insured (fully comp) with Devitt in the UK and they refuse to cover Croatia and Montenegro. Any way we can get cover for these two countries? (Even third party?)
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Strange... UK insurance generally seems to cover Croatia as part of the EU (eve though it isnĀ“t). Montenegro is not generally included, though (as with most other Balkan countries), but i had no trouble buying insurance at the order - but it could be expensive for the amount of time you intend to spend there.
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I'm sure some of these UK insurance companies sales and customer services reps haven't a clue.!
I pestered Devitt for green card for Ukraine and they told me I wasn't insured for Ukraine anyway, although another phone call a few weeks earlier the operator said I was.They said I was for Croatia but I still couldn't have green card.I think someone above said they use Devitt and told they wasn't covered for Croatia.I think it must depend on the underwriter particular to your cover.
I have crossed into Croatia a couple of times and never been asked for docs.They are very welcoming,and as someone said they know it makes sense for their economy not to turn people away or put tourists off.
The whole green card thing seems to be farcical and out dated.

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Hi man....

just crossed Montenegro border yesterday... no problem getting your insurance at the border. Cost 10 Eoros

Have a good time.....go through the mountains..spectacular roads, amazing scenery...



watch the speedlimits though, especially in an around towns..

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10 Euros... how long is that for? A real Balkan bargain there!
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I think it was two weeks....

Macedonia is a rip-off though.... 50 Euros..

even for a day
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Insurance in the Balkans

Just returned from a round trip of the Balkans. I had a Carole Nash Green Card which covered me for every country in Europe, and insurance didn't cost me anything at any border. My travelling companion did not have a green crd (he only had the useless letter from his UK insurance company), and he had to pay the following for insurance at each border:

Turkey: 10 or 15 Euros
Greece: no charge
Macedonia: 50 Euros (ouch!), for I think a month's coverage
Albania: no charge, although we both had to pay 3 Euros "tax" on entry
Montenegro: 10 Euros
Croatia: no charge
Slovenia: no charge

The only visa required was for Turkey (bought at the border for I think 15 Euros), carnets were not required anywhere (for EU citizens). No-one asked to see our international driving licences, although our vehicle documents (V5s) were needed on entering Turkey, Albania, & Montenegro.
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Rode through Croatia with no problem, thinking I was fine with my green card.. but then happened to check the details on the Knopf website and Croatia is *not* listed. Ooops.;-)

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Nor is Montenegro. So I bought insurance at the Montenegro border two days ago. Originally quoted 15 euros, then 10 euros "for two weeks". But the certificate itself states five days only. As I'm only going to be here for four days it's not a problem. (The insurer's girlfriend turned up while I was there. She's a LOT more gorgeous than him. Made me think that perhaps he does rather well financially out of his job...!)

If anyone is close by, come to Sutomore on the Montenegran coast.. it's the last big bike rally of the summer here this weekend.. up to 1000 bikes from 'former Yugoslavia'.. and one Englishman! Come and join the fun. ;-)

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Turkey: 10 or 15 Euros
Greece: no charge
Macedonia: 50 Euros (ouch!), for I think a month's coverage
Albania: no charge, although we both had to pay 3 Euros "tax" on entry
Montenegro: 10 Euros
Croatia: no charge
Slovenia: no charge
If you thought Macedonia was bad. I just went through Serbia in August, I rode straight through no questions, my friend got asked, ended up 85 euro's! He was not a happy man...
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