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Air shipping of two bikes to ethiopia

Hi,
we need to ship our bikes via plane to from germany to ethiopia. Now we heard some strange stories about the possible problems getting the bike out of the airport in Addis.

Has anyone heard about such problems, has anyone did this (and in the end succeded :-))?

Let us hear some stories about getting your bike out of customes or out of an airport.

Eva and Thomas
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Ethiopia

It is better if you drive. Although it probaly is legal and can be done, the customs authority struggles with proceedures out of the routine.

I have a friend that is a licenses customs clearing agent here in Addis. His email address is siscustom@ethionet.et

Sometimes things get lost in communcation so make it clear to him these are motorbikes and that you will be taking them out of the country and tell him how you will get them out (airfreigt or drive them).

I would also check with the Ethiopian Embassy in your country, althought they may tell you it can not be done. Believe me, it can.

You might want to ship them to Djibouti and then drive them to Addis. It is a nice drive.
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