Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 15, 2013 10:45 AM Last Post By: SalsaBoy
May 4, 2013 7:36 AM
May 4, 2013 12:52 PM
1Israel doesn't deny entry to anyone based solely on where they have been. You will most likely be asked a lot of questions about what you were doing in Pakistan. All questions must be answered truthfully and politely, no matter how silly, irrelevant or repetitive they seem. Assuming you were in Pakistan as a tourist, and your purpose in visiting Israel is tourism (or pilgrimage), and not political activism, you'll be allowed in.
May 7, 2013 2:19 AM
Sep 15, 2013 10:45 AM
3No. You will not be categorically denied entrance merely because you went to Pakistan. It does, however, work the other way around. Many Arab and Muslim countries claim to deny entry to those who have been to Israel. Those proscriptions used to be strongly enforced. I'm not sure if they are anymore.
As Shuffaluf suggests, you may be asked questions, but aren't we all? I once had a work meeting at the Israeli Consulate with the Consul General of Israel. My colleagues and I had to submit photo copies of our passports as well as our social security numbers a couple of weeks in advance for security screening. Even so, I was still detained for about 45 minutes for questioning before they let me in (something about my name on the meeting's roster having only my middle initial whereas my passport has my full name). Furthermore, they wouldn't let me take my briefcase or my jacket into the meeting even though they x-rayed and hand-searched everything that I had with me. Overkill? I think so. Borderline ridiculous? Sometimes. Will it prevent me from doing my job or you from entering the country? Hardly.
If having a Pakistani visa is the only issue, you'll be fine.
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