Visa for Saudi Arabia
Just some information:
I've been in Khartoum for 25 days trying to get a transitt-visa for Saudi. What a mess...
First they told me that I couldn't get the visa because of computerproblems. The next day they told me that they had to speak to some people in Saudi because I'm driving a motorbike. (??)
One week later they told me that I had to give the a doctor-report which confirmed that I don't have HIV or other problems. The report had to be stamped by the "Ministery of Foreign Afairs". They altso told me that after I gave them the report they would send my papers to Saudi and it will take about 5 weeks.
It will take 2 maybe 3 weeks to get a medical-report in Khartoum... I talked to "Ministery of Foreign Afairs" and they didn't want to stamp it anyway.
The consule didn't think that I will get the visa. When I asked why he told me that there is a lot of tension between Saudi and America/Europe. Right now it's pretty bad because some people in America wants a LOT of money after sep 11, some time ago they ralised that Saudi was on "the bombing list" and so on.
I had a letter from my embassy (and my embassy helped my a lot), and all the other stuff they asked for.
All I asked for was a two-days transit-visa..
It might be possible, but I gave up and tomorrow I start my drive to Wadi-Halfa to catch the ferry to Egypt.
The weather in Sudan? Hot, some rain and frequent sandstorms but it's less than 1000 km and my visa will expire thursday so....