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Old 14 Jul 2008
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South African motorbike to Botswana: carnet?

Hi all, only 3 weeks to go and a doubt arises: with a South African registered motorbike, is it necessary a carnet de passage to travel to Botswana?
I was sure it isn't, but I can't find where I read it and I don't want problem on the border!
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No carnet

Nope, none needed. South Africa and Botswana belongs to the same customs union so you don't even need a temporary import permit.

Road tax is about $7 IIRC
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Bee through there recently

You don't need a carnet - and theoretically, you don't need the bike's ownership papers.

However - we DID get asked for it, every time. (They need to record the chassis / engine number)

If you DONT have the papers - tell the customs people to look for the info they need, on the bike's TAX disc.

SO - to make it clear: you don't legally NEED to have the bikes' paper work, but it will make life easier if you do...
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Perfect! Thank you very much for the infos and for your helpfullness!
Now all seems to be ok: 2 weeks and we go!
Thank you again, bye!

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