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Driving Licences


Afghanistan

International Driving Permit

Albania

International Driving Permit

Andorra

All licences

Antigua

Drivers permit obtained by showing National Licence at police station

Argentina

International Driving Permit

Australia

All accepted but International Driving Permit prefered

Bahamas

International Driving Licence or national licence

Bahrain

International Driving Permit

Bangladesh

International Driving Permit or National Licence

Barbados

Licences recognised if presented to police and fee paid

Belgium

National Licences

Belize

Licences recognised for 3 months.

Bermuda

Visitors not allowed to drive

Bolivia

International Driving Permit

Botswana

Local licence after 6 months. All licences recognised

Brazil

International Driving Permit required. National licence regonised for 6 months if certified.

British Virgin Islands

Local temporary licence issued on presentation of foriegn licence.

Brunei

Local licence issued on presentation of foriegn licence.

Bulgaria

Foriegn licences recognised for short periods. Otherwisw International Driving Permit

Burkina Faso

Certain licences recognised otherwise International Driving Permit

C.I.S.

International Driving Permit or National Licence with authorised translation

Canada

National licence valid for 3 months. International driving licence accepted

Cayman Islands

International Driving Permit

Chile

International Driving Permit

Colombia

National Licence accepted, accomponied by local licence

Columbia

National licence accepted accomponied by local licence.

Costa Rica

National Licences accepted

Croatia

International Driving Permit or National Licence

Cuba

National Licences accepted for 6 months

Cyprus

National Licence accepted for 1 year

Czech Republic

National Licence

Denmark

National Licence

Dominican Republic

National Licence

Ecuador

International Driving Permit

El Salvador

International Driving Permit, National Licence accepted

Ethiopia

Temporary licence should be obtained on arrival.

Fiji

National Licence

Finland

National Licence

France

National Licence

Gabon

National Licence

Gambia, The

National Licence accepted for short visits

Germany

Certain licences accepted otherwise International Driving Permit.

Ghana

Commonwealth licence accepted for 90 days. International Driving Permit recommended.

Gibralter

National Licence

Greece

Certain licences recognised otherwise International Driving Permit

Grenada

National licence accepted.

Guinea

International Driving Permit

Guyana

Certain licences recognised otherwise International Driving Permit.

Haiti

International Driving Permit

Honduras

National Licence

Hungary

International Driving Permit

Iceland

Certain licences recognised otherwise International Driving Permit presented to police for local permit.

India

Certain licences recognised otherwise International Driving Permit presented to police for local permit.

Indonesia

International Driving Permit

Iran

International Driving Permit

Iraq

International Driving Permit

Ireland

National Licence

Israel

National licence recognised but International Driving Permit prefered.

Italy

Certain licences accepted.

Jamaica

Certain licences accepted otherwise International Driving Permit.

Japan

International Driving Permit. Local licence given after oral and co-ordination test.

Jordan

International Driving Permit. Visitors can't drive Jordanian registered vehicles

Kenya

National Licence. International Driving Permit required to drive Kenyan registered vehicles

Kuwait

International Driving Permit or National Licence with local temporary licence

Laos

National Licence accepted but International Driving Permit prefered.

Lebanon

National Licence. Must be validated.

Leeward Islands

All licences accepted if presented to police for temporary licence.

Lesotho

National Licence if translated in English.

Liberia

National Licence accepted if presented to police for temporary licence.

Libya

National Licence good for 3 months

Luxemburg

National Licence

Madagascar

National Licence

Malawi

Certain licences accepted otherwise International Driving Permit.

Malaysia

Certain licences accepted otherwise International Driving Permit.

Malta

National Licence

Mauritania

National licence accepted otherwise International Driving Permit.

Mauritus

National licence accepted if endorsed by the police

Mexico

National licence or Inter National Driving Permit

Mongolia

International Driving Permit

Morocco

National licence valid for 3 months. International Driving Permit required to hire car.

Myanmar

International Driving Permit if resented to police for visitors licence.

Nepal

International Driving Permit accepted for 15 days, then local licence required

New Zealand

Certain National licences or International Driving Permit

Nicaragua

National Licence or IDP valid for one month on foreign registered vehicle

Niger

International Driving Permit

Nigeria

International Driving Permit

Oman

National Licence valid for 7 days. Then local licence issued

Pakistan

International Driving Permit

Peru

International Driving Permit

Qatar

National licence accepted if accomponied by loacl temporary licence.

Rwanda

International Driving Permit

Saudi Arabia

Woman are not permitted to drive. Local licence essential for longer stays.

Senegal

International Driving Permit

Sierra Leone

International Driving Permit

Singapore

International Driving Permit

Slovak Republic

National Licence

Slovenia

National Licence

South Africa

International Driving Permit

Spain

International Driving Permit or translated National licence

Sri Lanka

National licence accepted with local temporary licence

Sudan

International licence accepted or National Licence if presented to police on arrival.

Swaziland

English text licences or International Driving Permit

Sweden

National Licence

Switzerland

National Licence

Syria

International Driving Permit

Tahiti

National Licence

Tanzania

Tempoarary licence issued on presenation of National Licence to police or International Driving Permit

Thailand

International Driving Permit

Togo

International Driving Permit

Tongo

Local licnece issued on presentation of national or International Driving Permit

Tunsia

National Licence

Turkey

National licences in French or English, for temporarily imported vehicles. Otherwise International Driving Permit.

U.S. Virgin Islands

National Licence

U.S.A.

National licence or International Driving Licence

U.S.A.

National Licence

Uganda

National Licence accepted for 90 days or International Driving Permit

United Arab Emirates

National Licence must be presented to Traffic Dept. with letters from sponsor.

United Kingdom

National Licence

Vanuatu

National Licence

Venezuala

International Driving Permit

Vietnam

International Driving Permit

Yemen

International Driving Permit

Zaire

International Driving Permit

Zambia

International Driving Permit

Zimbabwe

International Driving Permit




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