“Yeah, but you can’t get in ___________ with an Israel stamp!”
“Well, and you can’t get in Israel with a stamp from ___________!”
I lived in Israel and Palestine for three years. I heard this dialogue often. People would become fixated on the caveats to entrances to and from nations, yet there is a relatively easy solution:
get a second passport.
For an American, this is pretty straightforward. I once got a second passport at the American Consulate in Jerusalem in order to travel to Syria and Lebanon (a trip I didn’t end up making). A second passport is typically good for a year. Thus, you will need to get another if needed again. Still, it’s a great option for those who anticipate border-crossing woes of this kind.
Here are the nations that may prohibit one from entering due to a passport stamp from Israel, in particular:
Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Iran
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