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Cool France to Vladivostok and back in several different sretches


I am a quite experienced Africa traveller (unfortunately not a biker, I drive a 110 Land Rover Defender, for lots of reasons (mostly health) I had to bring my rig back to Europe two years ago, I hope I can travel again the way I like (i.e. road trips) next year.

My first project would be to drive from here to Mongolia via the Stans, then from Mongolia (I already know the country) to Vladivostok (no China, it is to expensive and complicated to me, and I must say frankly that China does not belong to my favourites), then back from Vladivostok following more or less the Transsib, with another quick visit to Mongolia if necessary.

The big point is the following: I would like to make this trip in several stretches (maximum of 2 months and/or 150 km /day, i.e. maximum of 9.000 km for each stretch), flying back home for 2 to 6 months inbetween,etc..

I used this way of travelling in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, and was very happy about it (Istayed there for 24 months in 11 stretches within 5 years)..

So my next point is finding out for how long I can leave the car in the countries I cross, flying back home inbetween etc..

AFAIK, the only countries accepting a temporary import for more than 3 months are Iran (6 months), Mongolia (6 months), and the Russian custom union (12 months).

I can live with that, there is only one point without answer: if I leave the Russian Custom Union let's say to Mongolia, do I get a new 12 months TIP when I re-enter Russia (it is a game I was used to with Carnets, leaving for Example Namibia to Zambia for two or three days, then getting onmy way back to Nm a fresh 12 months temporary import.

Does it work as well for Mongolia.

I thnk it does not work for Iran, but I do not care as I intend to cross Iran only once...

Please give me some informations about this topic ?

Thanks a lot.

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When you leave the Russian customs union and re-enter you are given a fresh entitlement, but only for as long as your visa is valid.
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TKX for your answer. In case, I will take a new visa at UB.

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