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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 20:04 Thread Starter
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Insurance for Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia

This year we're hoping to do a circle round the Balkans, down through Croatia, Albania etc and back via Bulgaria and Romania. However the stumbling block is insurance for Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia (surprisingly, Albania is covered by Saga)

Has anybody driven through these states? If so how did you handle insurance. Any advice welcomed

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Insurance Montenegro, Macedonia And Serbia

We are with the Caravan club and have just changed ours to a policy underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc which covers all the countries and issues the green card
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We are with the Caravan club and have just changed ours to a policy underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc which covers all the countries and issues the green card
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We are with the Caravan club and have just changed ours to a policy underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc which covers all the countries and issues the green card
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Thanks Kathy. I've also discovered that Caravanguard Insurance will cover those countries, at a modest extra cost
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You MUST check with your own insurer in good time but the FCO website says that Serbia and Macedonia are now within the Green Card scheme along with Slovenia and Croatia. And usually your insurance certificate acts also as the 'green card'.

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Re: Insurance for Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia

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This year we're hoping to do a circle round the Balkans, down through Croatia, Albania etc and back via Bulgaria and Romania. However the stumbling block is insurance for Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia (surprisingly, Albania is covered by Saga)

Has anybody driven through these states? If so how did you handle insurance. Any advice welcomed

Andy
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I think Serbia is in the Green card Scheme now.
My husband is going there next week (to our site by the Danube) and he'll check at the border. I will let you know when he comes back (around 10th June).
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You MUST check with your own insurer in good time but the FCO website says that Serbia and Macedonia are now within the Green Card scheme along with Slovenia and Croatia. And usually your insurance certificate acts also as the 'green card'.

Harry
So far only Montenegro has asked to see our green card at the border, and Montenegro is classed as Serbia on the green card. It specifically excludes Kosova. Albania didn't want to see our green card. We'll see what Macedonia does in a week or so.

NB forget any prejudice about about Albania - we have found the Albanians kind, friendly, and happy to see us. The main coast road is mostly excellent, but there are a few patches of the really terrible.
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Thanks Bagshanty but don't the problems start to arise when you have a scrape with a local vehicle or worse, knock someone over? I can imagine how difficult things might become if ever you bought insurance at the border and then tried to use it in an accident - but how much worse would it be if you were not insured at all?

Our insurers - Comfort/Aviva - have now told me they DON'T cover Serbia and Macedonia, or Albania or Kosovo, so the FCO statement is a bit misleading.

Am very tempted by Albania ...

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