Years ago I think there was a problem if you travel to Jordan before entering Israel... is that still true? Is there any reason to choose going to Israel first before going to Jordan? We could have an airline tkt that would take us to Amman first with ground transport to Israel... or vice versa, a tkt to Tel Aviv with ground transport to Amman. (Then we would have a return flight from Amman) At least that's what I'm imagining without any other info. Thanks!
Hello Linda, to the best of my knowledge there is no problem with having a Jordanian stamp, and there hasn't been for a while, especially if you only need a single entry visa.
The main problem you will face with arriving in Arrival by land (I flew in and out by air) is the time it takes, which can be hours according to reports. Also, if you have visas from certain countries (i.e. Syria) you will be questioned, but should still be let in but no certainty.
The major issue with entering Israel is getting their stamp in your passport - if this happens, you can forget about travelling to such places as Kuwait, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Lebanon and possibly UAE (there are differing opinions on this last one) and a few others. Try to get a stamp on a slip of paper instead - my boarding pass was stamped. Travelling to Egypt and Jordan with an Israel visa stamp is no problem.
Should not be a problem, but I believe it should be easier first landing in Israel and then crossing into Jordan than the other way around. Going on a plane out of Israel includes fairly heavy security check, so if you never leave Israel by plane, but go overland into Jordan, it might be slightly easier.
Thank you for these replies. Very helpful. Linda
I agree with not leaving Israel by plane, and yes the flights check outs are highly secured in Israel, compared to other places i've been to. and while we were in Israel we had an Israel private tour for more info: <snip>
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No problem going from Jordan to Israel, Israel issued small certificates vice stamping passport, not problems leaving as long as we had the certificate.