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    It sounds like Zimbabwe borders will be open to vehicle traffic on 1st December 2020
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    Good, hopefully some of the illegals can be sent back over the border.
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    This is about the comesa card

    would seem to indicate that SA is now part of this but cant see any other sites reporting this

    https://www.herald.co.zw/comesa-yell...comesa-region/

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    Ross, wouldn't that be nice if Moz and Zimbabwe became part of the Comesa Yellow Card third party insurance arrangement, linking up with East Africa.

    However I see Askari Insurance appears to only be registered in Moz and I certainly would not lay out any money until there was more clarity. Interesting though, thank you.
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    Would that then negate the need for the carnet as it would seem that all the countries incl sudan and ethiopia are in this comessa group

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    Ross, the carnet has nothing in common with the Yellow Card Comesa. The carnet is a customs document to make it difficult to illegally import vehicles into countries without paying import duties (consider it akin to a passport for your vehicle). If you do not have a carnet most African countries will allow you to temporarily import your vehicle on buying what is known as a Temporary Import Permit (TIP) at your point of entry (border post). A few of the countries I can recall that are difficult to enter without a carnet are Kenya and Egypt. There may well be others as the rules and the application thereof change all the time.

    If you want to find out more about a carnet contact the Automobile Association of South Africa who organize carnets for South African registered vehicles.

    The Yellow Card Comesa is a Third Party Insurance document, covering a whole bunch of African countries, which in the past never included SADC members, only those north of Zambia and in East Africa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Ross, wouldn't that be nice if Moz and Zimbabwe became part of the Comesa Yellow Card third party insurance arrangement, linking up with East Africa.

    However I see Askari Insurance appears to only be registered in Moz and I certainly would not lay out any money until there was more clarity. Interesting though, thank you.
    Hi Stan, did you mean Moz and South Africa rather than Moz and Zimbabwe? I'm fairly certain that Zimbabwe are already members of Comesa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedx2 View Post
    Hi Stan, did you mean Moz and South Africa rather than Moz and Zimbabwe? I'm fairly certain that Zimbabwe are already members of Comesa.
    Zimbabwe is a member of COMESA. Please see this from the COMESA Secretariat. https://www.comesa.int/members/

    When we get a COMESA Yellow Card in Kenya for third party insurance outside of Kenya, our insurance brokers do the necesssary for us. I would imagine that is how it is done in Zimbabwe too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedx2 View Post
    Hi Stan, did you mean Moz and South Africa rather than Moz and Zimbabwe? I'm fairly certain that Zimbabwe are already members of Comesa.
    Yea, sorry my wrong, should have written Moz and SA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikevR View Post
    It sounds like Zimbabwe borders will be open to vehicle traffic on 1st December 2020
    Wasn't aware there was still a border.

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