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Hi all,

I'm planning to ride through part of Europe, cross from Spain to Algeria and then ride (motorcycle) down to Cape Town. Does anyone know of an insurance company that will cover and also (if necessary) repatriate from ANYWHERE in Africa? I live in South Africa and the local firms only cover Southern Africa...

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Medical insurance, I take it? We used Medjet assist for air-evac but I'm not sure if non-US nationals can still get it. We also used Insure&GO and UK company for everything else medical.
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Have a look at American Express Gap cover for medical.

Tough Stuff insurance will give you fully comp insurance for up to the equator from the south. 4x4 Insurance | Off-Road Services
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All-Africa insurance

Good route...here's hoping the border at southern Algeria/norhern Niger re-opens soon. After the presidential elections in Niger on August 20, things might change.

So, who does vehicle insurance for nothern Africa, it must be possible, surley, to buy that in advance, and so save the haggling and hassle at borders?
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Thanks, guys, I'll folow up on those leads. Much appreciated.

If anyone hears of anyone else who'll be in Northern Africa (Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gahna, Togo, Benin etc) from Nov 09 onwards, let them contact me, please.

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