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Old 7 Jan 2008
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Will Morocco let my car into the country with EU export plates?

I need to drive through Morocco on my way to Mauritania. I will have a car purchased in the EU (germany) with export plates on it. Will Moroccan customs let me enter Morocco with export plates? I cannot find this information anywhere and nobody seems to have the answer. And I don't know whom to ask and don't speak French. Someone please help me if possible. Thank you.
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As far as I know, you can, since there is this place: "el choque" that sells export vehicles for Africa.


They normally got many interesting machines:
http://www.elchoque.com/spa/subcateg...000/SF033.html

To enter Morocco whichever vehicle's papers must be in your name. That is it.

Do you speak swia Arabia ?

good luck por favor.
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Monkii, You will not have problems. In 2007 my friends go from Germany to Gambia on 2 cars with Germany export plate - They had no problems.
(you can see it Совместный штурм пустыни - Питер-Банжул. Фото Андрея - gd-spb - Photofile.name - foto from Mauritania, Renault on left said and in centre)
In this year I will go to Gambia on Germany"s car with export plate - I will buy it in Berlin 24-25 jan.
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Thanks. This is such a relief. If anyone else has stories to further confirm this, please post them. I need to be 100% sure before I get on that ferry!

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Hi monkii,

German Export Plates are a common sight on the Atlantic route.
You can check out some picture of cars with german export plates on the home page of the german rally:
Rallye Dresden-Dakar-Banjul

most of the depicted cars have the typical white plates with a red section on the right hand side.
You can even buy an insurance for Morocco when you purchase the plates, which I recommend because it is usually cheaper than buying the insurance at the border.

Hans (who used regular plates driving down there, because the car was registered in my name anyhow.)
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Hello, yes no problem, go with export plates. You get checked a lot the farterh down you travel on the atlantic route, but only passports. I was down there on Swiss export plates, absolutely no problem. You see a lot of Maroccans driving the German export plates. In Mauretania you need to buy an insurance anyway.
Have a good trip.
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