re. your carnet questions :
1. RAC issues either a 5, 10 or 25 page carnet. Each page represents an entry & exit with the vehicle for a country. For a tour of this length we would advise a 25 page document. You keep the carnet with you for the entire trip & only return to us on your return to GB for cancellation when the security held against issue is released.
If you will be travelling for more than a year, a new carnet can be issued to follow on from the expiry date of the original (subject to permission from customs if you will be in South Africa, for example). As indicated above, re-issue can be arranged via telephone, fax or email from overseas. An appropriate security (bank guarantee or insurance indemnity) must remain in place.
2. Customs should not make a charge for stamping of carnet on entry/exit.
If you have further questions regarding the carnet or to request an application form, please telephone either Sue Collins or myself on 01454 208000.
Senior Travel Administrator - RAC Carnets