Israeli stamp makes Malaysia travel difficult?
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Jun 4, 2007 12:33 PM Last Post By: patrick0
Aug 3, 2004 7:05 PM
Israeli stamp makes Malaysia travel difficult?I know: boring question. Yes, I did phone the Malaysian embassy in my country, but I'm still not sure if it's a good idea to visit Malaysia with an Israeli passport stamp in my Dutch passport.
Anyone have the same stamp and went or try to enter Malaysia? I'd really appreciate to know about your experience. Thanks you helping out.
Aug 3, 2004 8:43 PM
1#1, not disputingt what you say, but on all the times I've entered malaysia overland, the immigration guys just look at the front page and then flip to the last page where I leave my departure card.
Aug 3, 2004 10:19 PM
2ILoveAsia, please indicate where you found your information. You've stated this opinion several times, but yet haven't responded to my requests for verification.
I have e-mailed Malyasian and Indonesian Consulates in several countries, and all of them, without exception, have responded in the same way - an Israeli stamp makes no difference whatsoever for entry to either of these countries.
Further, none of the airlines flying to either of these countries checks for an Israeli stamp, and they would definitely be responsible for your transport if you were refused entry.
On none of my visits to either Malaysia or Indonesia has any Immigration officer looked thru my passport, except to find a place to place the entry stamp.
If there is anyone out there that has DEFINITE information one way or the other, please post here, or drop me a PM.....Thanks.....JP
Aug 4, 2004 1:44 AM
3Every year, hundreds, maybe thousands of Singaporeans visit Israel as tourists. Singapore has diplomatic relations with Israel. And every month, hundreds of thousands Singaporeans cross the borders to Malaysia and Indonesia. I have yet to come across a single report of any Singaporean being barred from these two countries because of an Israeli passport stamp. In short, it will not be a problem!
Aug 4, 2004 8:17 AM
Aug 4, 2004 9:35 AM
5ILoveAsia, are you able to provide documentation, examples, or definite instances of anyone being refused entry to either Malaysia or Indonesia because of an Israeli stamp in their passport?
You seem to be quite insistent, so clearly you must have information that eludes the rest of us. Please share it. JP Harrison
Aug 4, 2004 12:51 PM
6Only Non entry, or entry with severe conditions, is that if you hold an Israeli Passport.
Just an entry stamp in your passport that you have visited Israel, does not make a difference.
And what one of the posters said, they don't look at other pages except the front page, to scan, and the one, where they stamp, where you place the embarkation card is true.
Ps. Malaysian Immi does not stamp pages in order. You will find their entry stamp, they may/can stamp an entry visa stamp, many pages, even after some empty pages.
Ps. If you have a new Euro passport, it might just be scanned! And, not chopped, (stamped) unless you ask for it.
Aug 5, 2004 12:51 AM
Aug 5, 2004 2:35 AM
Aug 5, 2004 7:44 AM
9Iloveasia, you come down from a plane in New York, go to immigration, and the officer there goes "G'dday mate!". Is this OK with you?? You tell me.....
Aug 5, 2004 10:40 AM
10Actually - I think it should be OK.
I travelled with a friend to Malaysia & she had been to israel/egypt a few years before.
Aug 5, 2004 2:14 PM
11iloveasia maybe indo man for speaking funny english...
explains why him give strong anti advice... ;)
Anyway, you can always ripp out that page from your passport...
besides I guess it is Israelis with their passports that are refused in Indonesia ?
(sothat any Israeli there is there with a US or UK passport..).
Aug 5, 2004 2:15 PM
Aug 5, 2004 8:07 PM
Aug 6, 2004 3:37 AM
14May I summarize?
ILoveAsia believes that you can't enter Malaysia with an Israeli stamp in your passport, but refuses (or is unable) to provide specific examples. He/she continues to say the same thing, in spite of several posters noting that they have had no problems, in spite of denials by the authorities, and in spite of denials by the airlines.
Therefore, I conclude that his "information" is nonsense. Of course, if anyone has direct experience to the contrary, I would be pleased if you could post here, or PM me directly, so that I can add accurate information to the visa thread.
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