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visas and carnet

hi guys,

there is so much conflicting messagers about visas ,travelling from turkey down the east side of africa, can i get the visas at the borders as were travelling also do we need a carnet reading some messagers it seams you dont need one can any one help.

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Im in the planning stages too..

From what I've heard you get the Turkey visa at the border... The syrian one in London, the Jordan one at the border...

You get Eypian visa on arrival then sort your Sudanese and Ethiopian visas at the embassys in Cairo..

After that, all visas are granted at the borders...

And yes, you DO need a carnet.



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The guy who runs the Africa 4x4 site (BunduBasher on here I think) has some good insights to carnet's on here. He has traveled around southern Africa many times and says you need a carnet. Some countries don't require them, but it works out cheaper to have one for those countries anyway, instead of paying for TIP's in each place. But even then, some countries require them, so you need it regardless.

In that same thread, someone on a bike said they never got asked for it. I think on bikes people are more relaxed, but it's still better to be prepared incase they do ask for it.
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carnets

if you are based in the UK just contact Paul Gowen at the RAC. he is very helpful and has all the information at his finger-tips. Egypt is the bug bear...they require 500 % of the value of your bike so I understand. and you WILL need one.

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Turkey: visa and insurance at the border. no need for carnet
syria, jordan : carnet or import tax, no idea for visa for eu citizens as a turkish.
egypt: carnet needed.
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