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COMESA Insurance[edit]

COMESA (sometimes called "Yellow card") is liability insurance valid for many Eastern African countries.

Countries that use COMESA[edit]

The following countries in Africa require COMESA insurance, and you will likely be asked for it at the border before you can enter:
Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Burundi, Congo, Djibouti, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland.


Currency to display:

The price will vary greatly depending on where you buy it, and how good your negotiation skills are.

In 2018, The Road Chose Me paid $82.00 USD for six months of COMESA for a 4x4. This is the total price for local Zambian Insurance and COMESA. Zambia is known to be a cheap country to get COMESA

In 2017, the Two Monkeys paid about $90.00 USD for 12 months in Kenya, it has to be bought in conjunction with the underlying Kenyan third party insurance for the same period. This cost another $75.00 USD.

In 2013, UnUrban Adventures negotiated the following for their 4x4 Nissan Patrol in Tanzania

  • Up to 3 months: $80.00 USD (according to the guys it was the same for 1 to 3 months)
  • 3 to 6 months: $100.00 USD
  • 6 to 12 months: $180.00 USD

In 2012, the price for a Honda NX 250 cc motorcycle in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was

  • Up to 6 months: Br900.00 ETB