Can I enter Israel after travelling to Lebanon?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 4:19 PM Last Post By: laketraveller
Oct 13, 2012 7:06 AM
I want to travell to Middle East this december. I would like to visit Lebanon, Jordan and then enter to Israel by public transport from Jordan.
Can I pass Israeli immigration without any trouble? Can I have any problem in the border if I have the visa of Lebanon or Jordan?
And which is the best road to enter to Israel if I came from Amman?
Oct 13, 2012 7:16 AM
1Welcome, You asked two different questions relative to Lebanon and Israel. The fact that you, or anyone else, have been to Lebanon is not a disqualifier for entering Israel. People who have been to Lebanon enter Israel all the time. Remember though that if the Lebanese authorities find out you're plan is to go to Israel they will deny you entry. Don't have any evidence of a future visit to Israel when entering Lebanon.
Whether or not you'll have extra questioning by immigration authorities depends upon many factors. Just be honest. Obviously, coming from Jordan is not a problem as there are three open land borders between the two countries.
There is no "best" way. The closest border is the Allenby Bridge, the border which is generally considered the easiest to pass through is at Aqaba, but it's much farther south.
Oct 14, 2012 7:02 AM
2As said above, coming with a Lebanese stamp will make you subject to extra questions BUT it is not an automatic disqualification and people do it all the time. Jordan has diplomatic relations with Israel and the border is open.
Be aware that you have to make sure that Lebanon is not aware of your visit to Israel, The Lebanese government does not allow people to enter with Israeli stamps and if they realize you are visiting there--it could be a problem. What countries are you flying into and out of?
Oct 14, 2012 2:09 PM
Oct 14, 2012 2:22 PM
4Can you? Yes
Will you? Most likely not.
There are no guarantees, but as has already been said multiple times Israel does not deny entry based solely on where you've been.
Oct 14, 2012 6:03 PM
Oct 15, 2012 4:19 PM
7OK - Then to reiterate what alhaderech has already mentioned; if you purchase your ticket home from Tel Aviv in advance and it is part of your planned itinarery then the Lebanese authorities will see that and deny you entry to Lebanon.
The only way you can fly home from Tel Aviv is if you; a) purchase your ticket as a seperate ticket and not part of any itinerary associated with your flight to Lebanon b) purchase your ticket home after you have already left Lebanon.
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