What is it?
It's an add-on needed to your normal International Driving Permit. This is needed by the Sri Lankan authorities. If you're caught driving without this then you could potentially get in quite a bit of trouble. Thankfully, we are doing all the paperwork and getting the permits for you and you'll get them at registration.
What do we need?
We just need a scan of your passport photo page and your IDP (front cover and photo page) - you'll need to submit these at least 4 weeks before the adventure as part of 'check in' This information will be shared with our partner in Sri Lanka and the AA in Colombo who issue the permits.
Check In will open 3 months before the adventure and you can submit the details by logging in, heading to 'My Adventures' and 'Check In'.
What if you don't get the info to us?
Well, then you'll have to try and do it yourself when you arrive by going to the AA in Colombo. If for any reason you fail to get this, then you will be driving illegally and your insurance will not cover you in the case of an accident.
Category 'A' Stamp
Runners have been able to get the IDP recognition permit without the Category 'A' stamp in the past, but have risked voiding their insurance by doing this. Make sure you check this with your insurance company and don't void your cover by driving without the correct documents.