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magmalc46


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17/10/2011 15:18

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Am hiring a car from Larnaca AP to visit Bogaz as may return to Ikea in South for shopping. Will be arriving at night and I have a friend who will be navigating, but what is the easiest and quickest route in the dark. I understand you have to pay 25 euros at the border to take car into North. Which border crossing has this facility and are they open at night? Have not done this before so all advice much appreciated. Do you have to pay this 25 euros each time you cross the border or is it just the once?



Erkin


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17/10/2011 15:42

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Hi

Just a note, the 25euro is for insurance valid for 1 month. The insurance office at Metehan crossing is only open from 7.30am till 8pm after that u are not able to buy insurance and can not cross with the car.



tomsteel


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17/10/2011 16:25

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Ask the southern-based hire car company to get the insurance for you - it will cost you 35, but you can cross at any time of the night knowing you have cover. If they refuse, get another company who will. From airport take motorway for Nicosia/Lefkosa, then for Ayia Napa (A3). Turn off at the Xylotimbou/services sign. Turn left and follow this road until reaching Ayios Nikolais. Over roundabout - Army base on left, continue to Black Night crossing point. Once through follow road to Famagusta. Reach roundabout take 2nd left and follow road through outskirts of town and head north for Bogaz. Easy journey.



magmalc46


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Many thanks tomsteel. Have looked at Fontana Care Hire on forum page but haven't asked them about insurance. Do you know of a company that does this cover? Directions are great. Thanks



magmalc46


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Thanks Erkin. Well I won't be using Metehan.



MoonageDaydre


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17/10/2011 23:44

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I've travelled to Bogaz several times, and I have to say the easiest route is not the one detailed at msg 3.

I would suggest getting on the motorway from the airport and getting off at the sign to Pyla (Pile). Keep straight on through the centre of the village, and you'll soon see the crossing at the village of Beyarmudu (Pergamos in Greek). You can get insurance at the crossing, and if its late the border police will call someone out for you (though if you can buy in advance though that might be better).



Go through the village and keep straight on until you come to the outskirts of Dortyol, turn right when you see the Gazimagusa sign, onto the motorway for a few miles and you'll poass a garage and soon after see a sign for Salamis and Dipkarpaz, turn left there and keep following signs for Salamis Dipkarpaz. You'll go through a couple of villages, and past St Barnabus Abbey. Keep following Dipkarpaz signs and you'll soon be there.

(Approx 75 minutes from LCA to Bogaz.)



tomsteel


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Msg 6 is a great alternative, but slightly longer journey. Both routes are simple to follow and the crossings are both in ESBA areas, not RoC police/immigration.



magmalc46


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Thanks Tomsteel and MoonageDaydre. Please what is "ESBA area and RoC police/immigration".



tomsteel


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18/10/2011 12:41

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ESBA - Eastern Sovereign Base Area (British territory and controlled by UK) , RoC - Republic of Cyprus.



magmalc46


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Thanks again tomsteel.

Do you know of a care hire company in south which can provide this insurance for me?



Hoylemiller



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19/10/2011 14:37

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We went through the Metehan border from the south in August at 8pm, we inquired as to what time the insurance office closes in the evenings? The officials told us the office is open all night except Sundays?



magmalc46


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A dilemma! What do I do, please!

Thanks to you all for your information. I have contacted several car hire firms in south including Andy's Motors, which was recommended but none of them will provide the insurance for the north at the time of collection. As the plane doesn't land until 7.30pm I haven't got much chance of getting to a crossing by 8.00pm.

Is there any Turkish official I can contact to find out which, if any of the crossings definitely stays open late in November? Or please can someone give me the name of a company which does provide this insurance.



Cobbler


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20/10/2011 12:01

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The insurance is only third party. If you damage a car hired from the south while in the north then you will have to pay for the repairs.



tomsteel


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Msg 10 - here is the reply I received from Petsas. Go on-line to the company who hire cars throughout the RoC. My son used them and was more than happy. Good luck.



Further to your e-mail dated 20/10/2011 please note that you can take the car to the occupied areas but you have to obtain extra insurance cover. This we can arrange via Islek Sigorta, a Turkish Cyptiot Insurance company at an extra cost depending on the car you are hiring and period o time you are going to use the car to the occupied areas.







Insurance Cover provided by Islek Sigorta is full comprehensive with Euro 300 excess.







Please advise type of car you wish to hire and period of hire with number of days in the occupied areas, in order to enable us to quote.



Clarissa2


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20/10/2011 21:27

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Re: Msg 12 &14,

Petsas have done for me insurance in advance (full comp) several times.

Never had any problems with them.



Also agree with the previous posters that the route via Agios Nikolaos is the best for Bogaz.

(To add to the posts above, to direct you to Famagusta, you'll also see 2 road signs 'Ammochostos' ).



Have a nice journey.



magmalc46


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21/10/2011 12:58

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Thank you all for your responses. I have contacted Petsas and waiting for their reply.

The website is an invaluable source of info and I can't thank you enough for your help.

I have just heard from my advocate that 6-10th Nov. is a public holiday in TRNC which is when I am coming out to buy furniture! C'est la vie!



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