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1. Posted by monkeeee (Budding Member, 9 posts) 16 May '08 09:10

Hi, I need some advice/something clearing up. In the past there was once a thing where is you had a turkish stamp in your passport you couldn't enter greece or visa versa (can't remember which way around it was). I have a british passport so technically it shouldn't be stamped in Europe as for somereason they don't stamp european passports, anyway, i was wondering if this still applied or .... ???
My travels are planned to take me from Turkey (Istanbul) to Greece then through Europe (I'm coming up from Africa) anyway, yer, I was wondering if my passport was stamped in Turkey if I would have a problem or yer well ya get it lol

Please help

Ronnie

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 16 May '08 09:11

Id really doubt u would have problems.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 16 May '08 09:40

The ban was only on those who had stamps from Turkish Cyprus, because Greece don't recognise it as a country, though I think this may have been relaxed now.

4. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 16 May '08 12:33

I was in Greece last year and I went to Asian Turkey for a day and i do remember that there was some kind of weirdness going on with the passports but I cant remember what now. I think we just got a day visa and they didn't stamp our passports just the visa....or something. I don't think you will have any problems but I think the 2 countries like to make it hard for each other concerning tourists as they haven't had the best of experiences together historically speaking!!!