Fortunately, I came across the website of Heidi and Werner. Since they are traveling on the same route that we planned, I take contact with them. The crossing for our MAN to Egypt is scheduled for June 15 from Genoa. Fortunately, Messinal Lines is late. Then we get the following message:
“Hello Verena and Ernst
Please read the post by Jamie Wood on Facebook “overlanding africa”. There are serious problems to handle 4×4’s in Alexandria. Since May 13, everyone is stuck in the harbor.
Best regards, Heidi”
I do not trust my eyes. That can only be a rumor, I think. First, of course, I read the message in the group “Overlandig Africa” from Facebook. Jamie Wood writes:
We want to take the ferry from Post Sudan to Jeddah and I think we have everything in place. EXCEPT I now read somewhere else that Saudi Arabia does not allow Right Hand Drive vehicles into the country. Can anyine maybe confirm this?
I share your pain. We are currently in South Sudan and want to get visa for Sudan so that we can ship from Port Sudan to Jedda. 2 problems. I read on Wikipedia that ferry services from Port Sudan to ANY destination has been suspended. Not sure how accurate that information is but regardless that is where we are going. Secondly we first have to get a visa for Saudi Arabia before getting visa to Sudan. They want to be pretty sure you leave their country. Lastly we are traveling without carnet from South Africa and no issues so far.