Passports stamped at Israel port call?

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#21
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Joined Dec 2014
Originally posted by Keith1010
When you arrive to Israel by ship they will stamp a card that you will carry with you along with your passport while in port and then you will turn it back in when you return to the ship for the final time. Everyone will be given the card so you do not have to ask for it.

As mentioned by cruisemom the officials from Israel will meet with each passenger (they will also meet with each cruise member). They will either do this a day or so before you reach the port of the day you arrive. It just depends on the logistics.Keith
Will the more liberal countries Malaysia & Indonesia let you in with an Israeli visa or stamp?
Also, if our passport needs a visa for Israel & we don't have it, will the cruiseline allow us to board a cruise stopping at Eilat, Israel? Can we stay onboard the ship without an Israeli visa?
#22
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Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by drsel
Will the more liberal countries Malaysia & Indonesia let you in with an Israeli visa or stamp?
Also, if our passport needs a visa for Israel & we don't have it, will the cruiseline allow us to board a cruise stopping at Eilat, Israel? Can we stay onboard the ship without an Israeli visa?
If you are stopping at Israel on the ship then as part of your face to face meeting the Israeli officials will be stamping a card that will be inserted into your passport but it is not physically attached so your passport won't be stamped. You will turn in the card before the ship leaves.

Keith
#23
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Joined May 2008
Originally posted by drsel
Also, if our passport needs a visa for Israel & we don't have it, will the cruiseline allow us to board a cruise stopping at Eilat, Israel? Can we stay onboard the ship without an Israeli visa?
The answer to that question depends on the cruise line. You will need to contact the cruise line for the answer.
#24
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Joined May 2008
Originally posted by Keith1010
If you are stopping at Israel on the ship then as part of your face to face meeting the Israeli officials will be stamping a card that will be inserted into your passport but it is not physically attached so your passport won't be stamped. You will turn in the card before the ship leaves.

Keith
Keith: I think you are assuming that the poster has a passport that does not require a visa in advance.

I believe that this poster is indicating that he/she carries a passport that requires an advance visa for Israel. Passengers from such countries might not be able to get the tourist visa on arrival.

drsel: If you carry a passport that requires an advance visa for Israel, you should contact your cruise line and the Israeli consulate in a nearby country to answer your question.