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Crossing from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia possible??

Hi there, I'm on my way up to Ethiopia after 9 months touring Africa on my gs. I need to get back to Europe next year but I'm traveling without a carnet which makes Egypt a no go. I was wondering if there is a ferry between Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia and also if they allow foreign vehicles entering the country.I travel with a US passport and Argentinian as well. Any input will be greatly appreciated.Cheers
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alternatives to Egypt

A number of us are wondering about alternatives to Egypt these days so please post what you find out. Sorry I have no knowledge on this to offer.

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good question, I understand why anyone would want to avoid Egypt, I don't plan on returning, but if I could find another way to get my bike to Ethiopia I would be interested in returning there! Ethiopia being landlocked adds to the problem. I do know there is a ferry from Yemen to Djibouti though.. French nationals can get a Djibouti visa on entry, doubtful for other nationals though. Also, Cairo is a good place to get an Ethiopian visa, not sure if you can get one in Arabia..
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Ferry from Suakin in Sudan to Jeddah is worth investigating. There are some old threads here on this.
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It's close to impossible to get the visa for Saudi when traveling with a bike.

Maybe the time has come to go west from Sudan and continue via the good old Lake Chad route?
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