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11. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

Quoting HafJafMark

Ive just had a look at my passport - none of my stamps say the port of entry into a county. Are you sure the Jordanian ones say this?

Unfortunately, yes. I was just in Jordan 2 weeks ago and the port of entry is stamped clearly onto my passport.

Like what t_maia says, its often cheaper to fly to Cairo, and from there its not too long a detour to Jordan - you have to take the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba in Jordan though if you want to avoid an Israeli stamp before going on to Syria/Lebanon. Or likewise you could try Turkey and leave Egypt and Jordan after Israel since they don't mind an Israeli stamp on your passport...

12. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 7y

Does anbody know if I was to fly from Tel Aviv to Amann, would they stamp my passport saying where I had come from?

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Does anbody know if I was to fly from Tel Aviv to Amann, would they stamp my passport saying where I had come from?

If you are using only one passport you'd have proof of having been to Israel in that passport. The Israelis stamp the passport in and out at the airport, they are only more lax at the land borders. With your two passports you'll have a decent chance of getting away with it though.

But you big problem will be finding a flight from Tel Aviv to Amman - the distance is too short to be served by regular flights.

You'll have better luck looking for a flight to Cairo and even that is going to cost an arm and a leg because most tourists take the bus and there aren't many business travellers going Tel Aviv-Cairo.

EDIT: Did a quick look using the usual suspects - Royal Jordanian flies Tel Aviv - Amman, price for a one-way flight is approx. 160 GBP.

El Al flies Tel Aviv - Cairo, they are charging around 200 GBP for it.

Total rip-off considering that it costs approx. 40 GBP to get from Tel Aviv to Cairo overland and about 30 GBP to get from Tel Aviv to Amman overland (not including visa-fees).

Consider flying with Air Baltic via Riga to Istanbul, this should work out the cheapest in terms of flights.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Oct-2009, at 08:42 by t_maia ]

14. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 7y

Heres the plan -

I fly into Israel with my British Passport. Fly to Amman, get an Israeli exit stamp in my British passport.

When I land in Jordan, use my Irish passport to enter. - This bit is crucial - Does the stamp just say that Ive entered or that ive come from Israel?

I use the Irish passport to cross the border to Syria

Would that work?

Also I have heard that the Israelis will not stamp your passport if you ask them not to?? is this true?

15. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

When I land in Jordan, use my Irish passport to enter. - This bit is crucial - Does the stamp just say that Ive entered or that ive come from Israel?

No, it will just say "Amman Airport".

Also I have heard that the Israelis will not stamp your passport if you ask them not to?? is this true?

They sometimes do it when you enter via land borders from Jordan and beg them not to, but from what I experienced they are significantly stricter at the airport in Tel Aviv.

I would not base my trip around the hope/off-chance that the Israelis do not stamp my passport.

16. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 7y

This is so frustrating! Trying to up into Turkey but the only other way is through Iraq!!

The Israelis dont recipricate this do they?

If I try and enter into Israel with a syrian stamp will I be refused?

17. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

The Israelis will let you in with a Syrian visa in your passport, but you can be assured of some intensive questioning at the border.

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