Can any of you globetrotting hunters please give me advice.
I’m travelling to Namibia – SAA - Heathrow to Windhoek, via Jo’burg, and back again - and I plan to take a rifle, ammunition, FAC and an invitation from Namibia, plus my EU firearms pass just in case.
A friend of mine who lives in Belgium tells me that it has now become necessary to obtain a temporary export permit and a re-import permit and quotes EU directive 91/477/CEE and UK 258/2012.
He also says that his Belgian armourer tells him that most of his customers are finding it too much trouble to get the paperwork, so they have resorted to hiring rifles when they get to Africa, rather than taking their rifles with them.
Despite searching several times, I have failed to find anything out about the extra paperwork that he is talking about.
Can anyone shed any light on this? What documentation do I need to have with me when travelling from Heathrow to Namibia and back?