Hello TripAdvisor folks,
At the end of March, I'd like to visit Beirut. Here are my obstacles: I'm a U.S. citizen currently living in Tel Aviv. I have multiple entry stamps from Ben Gurion airport in my passport, as well as a full page of a student visa granted by the Israeli government. It's also a more recent passport, so it has a microchip that would register my presence in Israel even without the stamps.
I'm trying to determine whether the best course of action would be to apply for a second passport in Tel Aviv or "lose" my passport in Amman and obtain a new one there.
Also - if I crossed into Jordan from Israel and got the entrance stamp placed on my first passport, wouldn't it look suspicious flying into Lebanon (using my second passport) that I had an exit stamp from Jordan but not an entrance stamp? Wouldn't this be true of going through Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, or anywhere else from Israel?
If you have any advice or have done this journey recently, please lend me your thoughts!