Originally Posted by marc1
do you recall what you paid? Girag is quoting $900+ to ship a GS from Panama city to bogota. That doesn't sound too reasonable!
Girag is a shipping agent, so they do the paperwork which will cost you approx. 300 dollars.
But you can go directly to the Airport terminal in Panama city and talk to COPA Airlines at their office. They take the bike in rigth away, strap it to a airline pallet. No need for shipping agent, no need to empty fuel or oil or crate.
You drive off in Bogota, Medellin, Baranquilla or Cali. If you ship directly to Cali I can help you with the paperworks at the DIAN. The other cities you're on your own, but its fairly easy. You need copies of you passport, stamp of entry to Colombia, ownership papers and a written letter in spanish stating that you own the bike (include details on bike and your personal details).
They'll issue a temporary importation document according to the days visa in your passport!
Just had two guests that flew with Copa to Cali paid abpout 600 dollars, no probs and fixed paperwork and cleared everything here same day the bike arrived!
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