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Fleet Management: What you need to know when travelling across borders

Fleet Management: What you need to know when travelling across borders
  • Do you have a valid passport and is it valid for six month after date of departure?
  • If you are not a citizen of the country, do you need a Visa?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license and is it accepted in the country you’re visiting?
  • Do you need inoculations?
  • If your car or trailer is registered in South Africa, do you have a ZA sign displayed?
  • If you don’t own the car, do you have a copy of the car license or a certified copy of the vehicle registration papers?
  • Do you have a letter from the owner of the vehicle including dates that authorises you to take it across the border?
  • Do you have an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation to take the car abroad?

Botswana

Documents

International driver’s license recommended

Compulsory vaccinations

Yellow Fever

Recommended vaccinations

Hepatitis A & B

Rabies

Typhoid

Polio

Tetanus

Precautions

Malaria risk

Mozambique

Documents

Temporary import permit for vehicle: Compulsory – approximately R15 payable in Meticals

Third-party insurance (Compulsory) R220 (valid for 30 days)

2 Red warning triangles

Reflective jacket (sed at an accident scene, when changing a tyre or while loading.)

Immigration Fees: R17.50 per person

Declaration Form for vehicle: Cost is approximately R50

International driver’s license recommended

Namibia

Documents

Carnet de Passage (Compulsory if the vehicle is being shipped to Namibia.) Cars registered in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana do not need to obtain a Carnet

Permit (if staying in Namibia for longer for than 3 months and on a working permit). A payment of duties of 16.5% of the value of the car has to be paid to customs. Refundable when the car is exported from Namibia. The work permit must be shown on the passport and on the letter from the company in Namibia confirming that you will be working for them.

Compulsory vaccinations

Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations

Hepatitis A & B

Typhoid

Polio

Tetanus

Precautions

Malaria risk

Tanzania

Compulsory Vaccinations

Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations

Typhoid

Hepatitis A & B

Tetanus

Polio

Rabies

Meningitis

Precautions

Malaria risk

Documents

Third-party insurance (Compulsory and obtained at border post)

Carnet de Passage (Highly recommended)

If you have no Carnet, a TIP will be issued for USD 150

Fuel Levy of USD 5 for each entry

FVP Levy ofUSD 20

International driving permit (Recommended)

Zambia

Compulsory vaccinations

Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations

Hepatitis A & B

Tetanus

Rabies

Meningitis

Typhoid

Documents

Third-party insurance (Compulsory and obtained at border post).

White and red reflective tape (Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper.)

Carnet de Passage (Not compulsory but will facilitate border crossing.)

Two warning triangles

Avis Fleet have a range of solutions that will help you whether you are driving in South Africa or crossing the border.