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    I will be travelling from SA via Zambia to Malawi. I would appreciate if someone could confirm border requirements:

    1. I 'm a SA citizen therefore no VISA (3 day visit)
    2. Entering from Zambia therefore yellow fever required
    3. I own my vehicle (Prado) and therefore have registration etc.
    4. Do I need Carnet de Passage? Do I get this at border or in advance?
    5. Temporary import obtained at border
    6. 3rd party insurance at border
    7. Road Access; Council Levy; Carbon Pollution at border
    8. Fire extinguisher
    9. Warning triangles; reflective safety vests; reflective tape
    10. Passport
    11. Plenty of local currency for these costs + $


    Besides visa can I get some of the documentation in SA?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    I will be travelling from SA via Zambia to Malawi. I would appreciate if someone could confirm border requirements:

    1. I 'm a SA citizen therefore no VISA (3 day visit)
    2. Entering from Zambia therefore yellow fever required
    3. I own my vehicle (Prado) and therefore have registration etc.
    4. Do I need Carnet de Passage? Do I get this at border or in advance?
    5. Temporary import obtained at border
    6. 3rd party insurance at border
    7. Road Access; Council Levy; Carbon Pollution at border
    8. Fire extinguisher
    9. Warning triangles; reflective safety vests; reflective tape
    10. Passport
    11. Plenty of local currency for these costs + $


    Besides visa can I get some of the documentation in SA?

    Thanks for any help.
    This all is correct, you dont need a Carnet de Passage. You can pay all in local currency so no need for dollars. There is a FNB on Zambia side if I remember correct plus a Barclays. We asked the customs officer for a guy where we chaged money and he called the guy inside the office and he gave us a favorable rate.

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    Barkies, thanks for your feedback

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    Default Re: Border Requirements

    As far as I know, No 2 is not a requirement any more.

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    I phoned the travel clinic doctor and the closer you are to angola yellow fever is required but don't think you need it

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    Crossed into Malawi from Zambia. No yellow fever requirement- road tax in USD with notes later than 2006

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    Last edited by Gertstellies; 2018/06/21 at 09:41 PM.

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    What is the price payable if you enter Malawi from Zambia? All taxes, ext. Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witklipbank View Post
    What is the price payable if you enter Malawi from Zambia? All taxes, ext. Please.
    We went through small border Muyombe/Katumbi and paid 35 USD at the border (TIP, road tax etc.) and 14.000 MKW at Mzuzu for 3rd party insurance (Prime Insurance) 3 weeks ago.

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    Hi everyone,

    I would like to leave my vehicle in Malawi or Zambia return to SA and go back after more than a month. Apparently the Temporary import and carbon tax only valid for 1month.

    Can i get it extended for the duration of my absence before leaving the country, such that its still valid on my return after 1month?

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    You can extend two times (max 90 days). Cost to extend was 10k MK + whatever carbon tax is when I last did it (2019). No problem getting someone else (not the owner) to do the extension for you, just have a piece of paper with a stamp saying they have permission.

    Edit: ^ This is for Malawi. Much easier to navigate than Zambia if you have the option to choose.
    Last edited by worldofinflation; 2020/01/16 at 01:07 PM.

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