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My husband was on a short tourist trip to Israel two years ago. Next March we will be on another cruise, stopping in Oman for a day. We have gotten conflicting advice on if it is okay to have an Israeli stamp in your American passport. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks!!

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1. Re: Passport

From what I have seen, it depends on the day. Every time that I have flown in, they have looked through my passport (most likely for an Israeli stamp). I have heard of some people having issues, but I am fairly sure that there is not an official policy that you cannot get in if you have an Israeli stamp in your visa.

For anyone that wants to go to Israel but still wants to be able to travel to the Middle East, there is a nice little trick. If you staple a blank piece of paper into your passport, they will stamp that when you fly into Israel. After you leave, just rip it out. I have not personally tried it, but I know several people who have.

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2. Re: Passport

Citizens of Israel with Israeli passports visit Oman. There are no restrictions on travel to Oman.

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3. Re: Passport

Yeah, Oman as a country is very open-minded. I know that, at least up until recently, they had trade relations with Israel.

To be on the safe side, depending on how much you wish to travel, obtaining a second passport (not sure how this is done) is another option.

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