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Old 13 Mar 2008
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carnet de passage senegal

Hi,me and my son getting off soon for a two month travel of West-Afrika with an old Land-Rover.We want to visit Senegal and Gambia .Can we buy a carnet de passage on the border?How much does it cost?We don't want him to buy in Belgium because you need the signature from someone with a house to secure you!
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Carnet de passage

Hi annick,

there is no chance to get a carnet at the border. At the border you can only pay and if you are lucky you get your money back when you are leaving the country. In Germany you get a Carnet at ADAC, you do not have to be member. You get on your way in the Headquarters in Munich.
You only have to bring:
* a copy of your passport or identification card
* a copy of the vehicle registration document
* a copy of the bank transfer of Carnet fee and/ or cash deposit (Credit Cards are not accepted.)

Have a look here: Carnet_e

Have a nice trip,

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Carnet de passage

Maybe this answer is tooooo late but anyway helpful for the nextone who search...
We just passed Senegal with a carnet de pasage. they refused it at teh Rosso and Diamma border. you have to buy a laissez passer for 10euro. (any car)
friends of us got to gambia and there you can use the carnet but not nesecarly. comming back to Senegal they could use the carnet. strange that not al douaniers have the same info ?! :-)))

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Me and the wife on 2 XT600,s came through from Maurutania to Senegal in july this year and the carnets were accepted with only the usual delay.
Persevere and they will be accepted, hows your french?
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Originally Posted by Jabez Clegg View Post
Me and the wife on 2 XT600,s came through from Maurutania to Senegal in july this year and the carnets were accepted with only the usual delay.
Persevere and they will be accepted, hows your french?

sorry, but that is not true anymore.
since about 3 weeks senegal does not accept the carnet de passage.
not at the landborders and also not at the dakar port.

if you enter by land, you will get a passavant.

gambia you do not need carnet, they will give you passavant.

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I can confirm. We received our Carnet a few days ago with a note inside saying it's no longer required for Senegal. Apparently the president of their motoring association died so they're no longer accepting them. Not sure of the logic there, but good for us. (Not so good for him).
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