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|Sunday 27th October 2019, 11:36||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Esbjerg, Denmark
Bringing binoculars into Saudi Arabia.
With (electronic) tourist visas now being issued to a long list of nationalities, a trip to the SW mountains seems like a very interesting idea, with Yemen currently being out of bounds. There are a few very interesting trip reports on cloudbirders by expats working and living in Saudi Arabia.
Does anyone know, if there are restrictions on bringing in binoculars and/or scopes like in Algeria, and sometimes Egypt?
|Thursday 31st October 2019, 12:44||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
I traveled to Saudi last year (for work) and wondered about this myself for a long time before my trip. In the end, I followed the UK Government advice (on the FCO website) which - at that time - advised against taking binoculars which could be confiscated.
Even without bins and with a focus on work and visits only to big cities, I managed some nice species while I was there :)
World life list: 536 (Terek Sandpiper, Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 2019)
UK life list: 228 (Red-backed Shrike, Newbiggin, UK; December 2018)
Morpeth Garden list: 70 (Willow Tit, October 2019)
2019 year list: 235 (Snow Bunting, Bamburgh; October)
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