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Trips directed to Egyptian south border must stop and have previous Ok in Cufra to proced .
Actually very difficult to get it.

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Hello Budrinna,

In what way is the procedure different now than before ? It was always necessary to stop and get a permit at the border police in Kufra to proceed further south. My best time was about 15 minutes that involved a very friendly chat and a cup of tea, the worst was three days involving plenty of raised voices...

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Indeed the procedure is quite the same , but the Ok is now not granted to everybody as time and the situation undergoing recently in the area ( also from Egyptian side) are much different from before and the valuations are also differents.

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Thanks, let us know if you hear anything more.

Chris - should'nt this be merged with the other Gilf thread ?
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Just advised that trips directed to El Ewynat , Gilf kebir and Murzuk sand sea will be not authorized for the month of August up to the end of Holy Ramadan period, this for safety reasons . Very hot and two accidents occured last week
From next year the period will be extended for the months of July & august.and for the same purpose.
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Budrinna,

Would you know wether the Jalo - Kufra road had been re-surfaced south of Tazerbo junction, or it is still in the dismal cracked and corrugated state ?
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Hi

Last time we travelled there by car , at least two years ago road was in poor same condition .
Going to kufra and Ewynat's area we now use private flies from Maitika or Bu Attifel so not able to answer . For our job now unusefull to waste time and also at the end less expensive.
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Similar restrictions of those recently adopted by Aegyptian under 23 are to be followed also by libyan authorithies in the area south of Kufra with the presence of less miltaries ( Talking of four in one car now ) but plus a specialist of antiquities dept. to avoid free researches as mostly conducted by irregular scientific teams , now also resident in the country. Soon more in the local press.

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