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Old 22 Mar 2012
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Soon we are will embark on our trip down the Eastern route from Egypt to SA. This is the list of identification/paperwork we will be carry with us to cross borders and in case of emergency:

1. Passports
2. Carnet du Passage and registration documents for vehicle
3. Travel insurance details and contact info
4. International Driving Permit
5. A couple of “fishes” both in English and Arabic to try limit the need to hand over personal documents
6. List of important contact names and addresses – e.g. next of kin, embassies in the different countries we visiting
7. Advised to get our embassy to guarantee your Carnet to enter Ethiopia. (any comments in this one??)

Anything important I misssed?

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Originally Posted by Vleis View Post

Anything important I misssed?
Vehicle road insurance - unless buying at borders.
Drivers Licence - even with an IDP you should have the actual Licence.
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International Certificate for Motor Vehicles | AA

Might help, even though you have the Carnet, border folk like to see the original document, this may also help to ease the path away from corruption and bribes!

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Scan everything and keep copies on your laptop and also somewhere in the ether. Some hard copies are also a good idea - especially the photo page of your passport, not just for security should you lose them but because you'll need them to apply for visas along the way.

We didn't need fiches up the east coast but does no harm.


Yellow fever certificate? We needed for Tanzania and Zambia.
Copies of prescriptions for any medical supplies - also opticians if you wear glasses.
You may as well get the guarantee for Ethiopia. Just send an email to the address on the FCO website and you will get a pdf of a letter back. No charge, no hassle. May as well sort before you go.
I'd recommend getting a yellow card as soon as possible on your journey - Sudan/Ethiopia? I'm not sure as we were coming the other way. Saves you some money but the real benefit is that you don't need to get insurance at every border. It's often that that drives the need to change money at the border (as most visas and other charges are in USD).
Possibly a bit anal but we stuck a label on the dashboard with the emergency number for the insurance (and another one with the phone number for the local SIM as we could never remember it).
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Yellow card?

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I'd recommend getting a yellow card as soon as possible on your journey - Sudan/Ethiopia? .
Thanks for the help

Sorry what is the yellow card? Is that the same as the 3rd party insurance you can get for Southern Africa? And if anybody knows where to get this going South it will be great.

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Yes that's it - Comesa/Yellow card - 3rd party insurance. It says it covers Egypt (but they don't accept it) but it does cover Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi - and then you don't need it in RSA/Namibia anyway as it's covered via a fuel levy. Moz and Bots you have to pay for separately.

Sorry don't know where you get coming south but someone will I'm sure.
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Comesa yellow card

coming from the north?
usefull stuff: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...nsurance-32219
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