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How to avoid Israelian stamp in passport
« on: December 19, 2009, 11:55:42 AM »
Hello,
In the autumn of 2010 I will travel by bicycle in the Middle East, including Israel. I have heard that there is a way to avoid an Israelian stamp in my passport. Apparently you can have a separate piece of paper in your passport that you can take out later. Can anyone confirm this? Is it true that with an Israel stamp it is impossible to enter some Arabic countries in the area?
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Re: How to avoid Israelian stamp in passport
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 10:01:45 PM »
I haven't done it myself but I know someone who got the stamp on a separate piece of paper about 2 weeks ago. The official was not thrilled and ask for the reason but finally complied, my friend said because he was going to have an upcoming business trip to the UAE. When you get to the Israeli custom, just ask them nicely to put the stamp on a separate piece of paper. You should know that if you plan to leave Israel by land, then it won't matter because Jordan or Egypt will stamp your passport and it will say what border you used to enter the country and it will be obvious you came from Israel. It is not an issue to have an Israeli stamp on your passport if you're going to Jordan or Egypt but it is definitely an issue if you're going to Syria, UAE, Iran and probably Algeria. I can almost guaranty that it is not an issue for Tunisia or Morocco. I'm sooo Jealous... I would love to go back to middle-East, it is such an amazing place to travel. Enjoy and may the wind be with you!

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Re: How to avoid Israelian stamp in passport
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 05:43:14 AM »
if you have israel stap in passport you cant go to syria
sorry on my english

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Re: How to avoid Israelian stamp in passport
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 05:28:20 AM »
If you have an Israeli stamp it is not only impossible to enter Arabic countries but it is impossible to enter all Muslim countries except for Egypt and Jordan. In fact you can only enter Israel through their border crossings. It is not enough to have the Israeli stamp on a separate paper because the border control of other Muslim countries have become accustomed to this and look for exit stamps from Jordan and Egypt's border crossings with Israel. No one will buy it if you say that you spent a week in no man's land just for the fun of it and that you didn't really visit Israel.

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Re: How to avoid Israelian stamp in passport
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 10:07:19 PM »
it is easy if you come into Israel from Jordan. The border near the Dead Sea, one day cycling from Amman. They will stamp you in a piece of paper that they will broken. But take care about this
You are not allow to cycle the no mans land. You will go into a (expensive) bus, with your bike and your luggage. They will put a stick on the back cover of your passport. To identify your luggage when you arrive to Israel. Then, remove the sticker from the back of your passport. And do it carefully. Because when you apply for Syrian visa in Amman they will check your passport cover back, looking for an evidence of that sticker.
I did not,and at the queue applying for my visa,  I put on the back cover of my passport another sticker (from my Japanese cyclist friend Daisuke) and they did not like it but they gave me the visa.
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