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    Just a heads up, there have been several reports recently from Overlanders stuck at the Egypt border. There is a temporary ban on all 4x4 entering the country. At the moment the best way North is from port Sudan on a boat to Turkey.

    Plan your trips guys.
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    ...because terrorists use 4x4's?

    Can't find any verification on the web...as yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    ...because terrorists use 4x4's?

    Can't find any verification on the web...as yet
    Its not official yet and not confirmed but all over the Overlander groups on Facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by DETOUR-GP View Post
    Just a heads up, there have been several reports recently from Overlanders stuck at the Egypt border. There is a temporary ban on all 4x4 entering the country. At the moment the best way North is from port Sudan on a boat to Turkey.

    Plan your trips guys.
    This sentence indicates that is in effect.

    Can't find any verification on the web...as yet
    Its not official yet and not confirmed but all over the Overlander groups on Facebook
    Then the Fakebook report comes in.......

    See how fake news spreads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    This sentence indicates that is in effect.





    Then the Fakebook report comes in.......

    See how fake news spreads?
    You do make a very valid point about how fake news starts but on the contrary it’s sad how quick people cry “fake news” and put their head in the sand.... this seems to be the buzzword lately.

    Here’s proof of first hand experience by travelers in the area - snapshots taken from the Overlanding Africa group on Facebook. Feel free to take a look for yourself







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    Default Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    Maybe posting links or screenshots from the get go would help.
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    Thank you for posting this warning DETOUR-GP. I follow various overlanding sources on the internet including the Facebook group you mention.
    This does not appear to be fake news. There are a number of overland independant travellers with their 4x4 vehicles impounded at the border or in ports in Egypt and they are currently reporting on this. This appears to have been the case for a number of weeks and is apparently due to the Egyptian authorities' fear that 4x4 vehicles will be used by Mulim extremists to launch attacks within Egypt.

    One can only assume that these regulations are temporary and that sanity will return. Then again Egypt has long been one of the most difficult African countries to enter and traverse independantly in your own 4x4 vehicle.
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    Default Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    Please can the moderators - or the original poster - move this to the North Africa section of this forum. It is currently geographically challenged being in the East Africa section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazungu Wawili View Post
    Please can the moderators - or the original poster - move this to the North Africa section of this forum. It is currently geographically challenged being in the East Africa section...
    Didn't know I could do that but figured it out and moved this thread
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    Default Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    Having spoken to friends yesterday that are stuck at the border and now seeking alternative routes around Egypt, it seems this unofficial ban is still in effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DETOUR-GP View Post
    Having spoken to friends yesterday that are stuck at the border and now seeking alternative routes around Egypt, it seems this unofficial ban is still in effect.
    I have had first hand confirmation that 4x4's are now allowed in again (coming from Sudan) and that the obligation to install trackers has been cancelled. Alexandria same story, but that's anecdotal. 4x4's and motorcycles still not allowed into Sinai when coming from Cairo. Cheers, Bas

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    Thanks Baz. I have been in contact with a few South Africans planning such trips and your authoritive information will be a great relief.
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