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Country Wild Camping AllowedCar Camping AllowedWild Camping NotesCar Camping NotesWild Camping LinksFines or otherPaid Camping NotesPaid Camping CostsCode
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© Overlanding Association & Contributors, data providers - May not be used for commercial use or on a commercial site without written permission, Attribution required, Non-commercial, NoDerivs (Modified CC licence) - unless otherwise stated. License can be viewed here http://overlandingassociation.org/license/Is Wild camping Legal, Legal or Partially allowed, Not known - Read NotesIs Wild camping Legal, Legal or Partially allowed, Not known - Read NotesNotes on availability of camping, best locations etc.Notes for Car CampingCounty / Region Specific wild Camping links & ResourcesDetails Fines for wild camping and likelihood of being fined etc.Note on quality and availability of campingPrices Range of Camping the country i.e. $10-$20
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Afghanistan
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AlbaniaLegalLegal It is easy and pleasant, especially on the mountainous areas! Albanians are particularly discreet and don’t bother campers.

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Algeria
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American Samoa
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AndorraPartially AllowedPartially Allowedbivouac legal over 200 metresPPPP
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Angola
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Anguilla
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Antarctica
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Antarctica
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Antigua and Barbuda
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ArgentinaLegalLL
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Armenia
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Aruba
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AustraliaPartially AllowedPartially AllowedWild camping is generally allowed except in built-up areas, national parks and locations with a "no camping" sign. In national parks, you have to purchase a permit and camp in the designated areas ($10-$15 p.p.). Camping on personal property is not allowed, however, in remote areas it can be very hard to tell whether you are on private property or not. As long as you are not bothering anyone, you should be fine though.Free (roadside) rest areas can be found literally everywhere. On some campgrounds, only self-contained camping is allowed. Tent-only sites are very rare, most sites are suitable for vehicles.https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/ http://wikicamps.com.au/Likelihood of being fined for camping without a permit or outside of the designated areas in national parks depends on the region and the ranger. Fines are usually around $20-$300.Paid camping is widely available, even in remote areas. Quality varies but is usually good.Depending on season and region between $10 and $40 per vehicle or person. Avoid very touristy caravan parks, these are usually very expensive.PPPP
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AustriaIllegalIllegalIIII
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Azerbaijan
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Bahamas
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Bahrain
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Bangladesh
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Barbados
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BelarusLegalLegalLLLL
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BelgiumIllegalIllegalIIII
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Belize
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BeninNot known - Read NotesOn the north you can find some free space in the savannah but on the more densely populated south it’s hard to find any space.UU
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Bermuda
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Bhutan
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Bolivia
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Bosnia and HerzegovinaLegalLegalIt is easy but be careful if you camp in places off the beaten track, as in some areas there are still mines.LLLL
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BotswanaNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThe endless bush of Botswana offers plenty of space for wild camping. You can wild camp anywhere in Makgadikgadi Pans. There are a lot of wild animals even next to the road from Nata to Pandamatenga, so it’s better to avoid camping in that area.UUUU
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Bouvet Island
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Brazil
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British Indian Ocean Territory
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Brunei
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BulgariaLegalLegalLLLL
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Burkina FasoNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThere is enough space in the savannah and the locals don’t make any troubles.UUUU
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Burundi
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Cambodia
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CameroonNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThe jungle is verdant, so it’s hard to find free space for wild camping. Usually we were camping in open spaces that the Chinese road constructors had made to take soil from.UUUU
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CanadaCamping allowed on "crown land" across the country.
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Cape Verde
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Cayman Islands
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Central African Republic
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Chad
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ChileAllowedAllowed
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China
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Christmas Island
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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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ColombiaLegalLegalCamping is legal everywhere except in national Parks, where you usually have to pay a (small) fee to do so, or notify the park authorities. You can camp anywhere that is not private property (sometimes whether a place is a private property is not easy to ascertain); parking in barb-wire fenced-in areas is not a good idea (unless you get permission from the owner, which is usually easy if you are polite (politeness will get you a LONG way in Colombia, and foreigners are usually welcome and people can go out of their ways to accomodate you in most regions). As a general rule, anything WITHOUT a fence surrounding it is OK to camp. It is usually not a good idea to camp in sight of the road in solitary areas.A good resource on this is the book "Birdwatching in Colombia", which has a LOT of info on suitable locations in scenic, out of the beaten track areas.Unlikely that you will be fined (what for?). If you are very conspicuous, messy and noisy, the police will probably approach you to find out what are you up to; be polite and explain that you are only there temprarily (they probably are concerned you are founding a shantytown!).The country is enormous. Varies a lot, but usually possible; a lot of venues near scenic areas.Usually less than $20, often less than $10LLLL
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Comoros
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CongoNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesNorth of the equator, the jungle is verdant, so it’s hard to find free space for wild camping. Usually we were camping in open spaces that the Chinese road constructors had made to take soil from. South of the equator we could find some space easier.

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Cook Islands
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Costa Rica
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CroatiaIllegalIllegal It is not easy to spot a quiet place to camp and you may be in trouble in case you will be discovered by the police.Fines from $150 - $1000IIII
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Cuba
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Cyprus
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Czech Republic
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Democratic Republic of the CongoNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesIn the area between Tshikapa and Luiza we often couldn’t find some space for wild-camping, since the region is either inhabited or it has lush vegetation. What we were doing was to choose a small village and ask for the chief’s permission to camp there. However, this means that more than 50 persons were gathering around us and they were not letting us alone until we were going to sleep. They would not mess with our stuff but that situation was quite annoying when it was going on for days in a raw. An alternative solution is to camp in some missions which function in many towns. In Katanga Province we could find quiet places for wild-camping, so we were enjoying the tranquil nature by ourselves.

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DenmarkPartially AllowedPartially Allowedillegal except in designated spots. Legal if no tent. Free "shelters" availablePPPP
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Djibouti
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Dominica
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Dominican Republic
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East Timor (Timor-Leste)
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Ecuador
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EgyptNot Known - Read NotesNot Known - Read NotesThere is plenty of space in the desert to wild camp but the problem are the policemen who would never let you do that. If you are really out of sight, then it’s fine. Keep in mind that the area around the Nile is too densely populated.UUUU
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El Salvador
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Equatorial Guinea
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Eritrea
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EstoniaLegalLegalWild camping in Estonia is widely tolerated, according to the tourist board, but getting permission from the landowner is advised. The large island of Saaremaa, in the Baltic, is covered in thick forests and has a handful of campsites, but many locals pitch on the beaches in the north of the island, around Murika. In the north-east of Estonia the Lahemaa national park is another beautiful area smothered in forest, where landowners are well-known for welcoming campers. If you happen to visit Estonia it is advised to check out the RMK (STATE FOREST MANAGEMENT CENTRE) webpage http://loodusegakoos.ee/where-to-go/search-options where you can find a campsite. It is also available as an app (http://www.rmk.ee/organisation/rmk-mobile-app) with option to navigate to a specific campsite location.LLLL
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EthiopiaNot Known - Read NotesNot Known - Read NotesEthiopia is very densely populated, so it’s almost impossible to find free space to wild camp. On top of that, Ethiopians are infamous for their curiosity and vast numbers of them surrounding foreigners and messing with their stuff.UUUU
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Falkland Islands
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Faroe Islands
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Fiji
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FinlandLegalLegalLLLL
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FrancePartially AllowedPartially Allowedlegal except in protected area, national and regional parks, etc . Wild camping in France is a legal grey area, but is generally tolerated with the permission of landowners, or if you're well away from tourist sites. You are also advised not to stay beyond 9am the next day. And whatever you do, don't light a fire. There are many municipal campsite which are free, just pay for electric and showers etc,PPPP
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French Guiana
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French Polynesia
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French Southern Territories
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Gabon
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Gambia
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Georgia
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GermanyIllegalLegalGenerally not legal to wild camp However If you are traveling with an RV, you can camp anywhere as long as overnight parking is allowed or as per the parking restrictions...ILIL
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GhanaNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThere are beautiful beaches on the south but the locals gave us a hard time. A child we were playing with, grabbed Christina’s mobile phone. In the area between Ho and Hohoe some villagers took us for criminals, so we were surrounded by a bunch of policemen with machine guns! We ended up pitching our tent outside the police station. You can read the whole story in the relevant article. The savannah on the north has more empty space and somewhat friendlier people.UUUU
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Gibraltar
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GreeceIllegal - But possibleIllegal - But possibleWild camping here is illegal, the authorities preferring to point tourists towards money-making, taxable hotels and campsites. This rule is rampantly ignored, there are numerous stunning spots on the Cyclades islands which are virtually un-policed, particularly the north-western coast of Amorgos and the southern beaches of Anafi. Recommend the east coast of the Peloponnese around Leonidi and Kyparissi, totally unregulated and utterly remote. The fine is 300 euros (150 if it's paid in ten days' time) but you also have to appear in court later. It depends on the judge and the case but according to the law the maximum penalty is a 6-month detention or 3,000 eurosThere are paid campsites mostly around touristy areas near the sea.8 - 20 euros for a tent or RVIPOIPOIPOIPO
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Greenland
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Grenada
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Guadeloupe
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Guam
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Guatemala
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Guernsey
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GuineaNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThe mountainous region of Fouta Djalon has gorgeous places to wild camp. In the rest of the country it’s usually not so difficult to find a nice and quiet spot.UUUU
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Guinea-BissauNot known - Read NotesNot known - Read NotesThere are beautiful places in the savannah and the locals won’t bother you.UUUU
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Guyana
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Haiti
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Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands
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Holy See
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Honduras
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