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info comesa yellw card in Addis Ababa

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This week me and my motorcycle depart from Addis Ababa Airport for an long tour in Central Africa. Someone can help me to understand whether to travel to Ethiopia with the motorcycle is mandatory to have the Comesa yellow card? if so where you can purchase in addis ababa?
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Hey Luca, you can get your yellow card insurance from 'Ethiopian Insurance Corporation' at the southern end of Gambia St. Map - https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...01102,0.016716

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Maybe they moved: we got our Comesa Yellow Card today at the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation at their office. This is easy to find in Gambia Street, just opposite the RAS Hotel. We paid 1000 Birr per bike for 2 months.
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You don't need the Comesa yellow card for Ethiopia. Supposedly you need Ethiopian mandatory 3rd party insurance, but likely nobody will ever check. If you continue to other countries, it makes sense to get a Comesa card. It extends your Ethiopian insurance to cover other african countries. This is usually cheaper than buying new insurance as you go. Comesa is the African equivalent of the european green card.

Shop around, I paid 250 Birr for a full year coverage of all african Comesa countries except Egypt, Sudan and DRC, which I had already been to.
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Shop around, I paid 250 Birr for a full year coverage of all african Comesa countries except Egypt, Sudan and DRC, which I had already been to.
Yes, you don't need a third party insurance in Ethiopia, but if you're heading south on the east route, it's the cheapest country of getting an insurance AND the Comesa Yellow Card.
Sirakor, it would be helpful for followers to post where to find your mentioned cheap insurance office in Addis Abeba. Thanks
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Yes, you don't need a third party insurance in Ethiopia, but if you're heading south on the east route, it's the cheapest country of getting an insurance AND the Comesa Yellow Card.
Sirakor, it would be helpful for followers to post where to find your mentioned cheap insurance office in Addis Abeba. Thanks
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I bought the insurance in Bahir Dar. I forgot the name of the company, but its close to the roundabout in front of the big orthodox church. Take the north exit of the roundabout, the insurance office is the second or third building on the right handside on the first floor. Sorry I cant be more precise than that, I usually dont keep track of paperwork stuff ... I'll dig out the name of the company next time I need the Comesa card (not with me right now).
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Hi. I'd be very interested to know who you are freighting with. I want to fly two bikes from addis to Istanbul.
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In Addis Ababa airport (cargo) only works the 'etiophia airlines, in July, I've sent my motorcycle from Italy in addis ababa with lufthansa via Frankfurt
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