Last week I did a guided tour to Jordan (Jerach, Petra) from Israel. As usual, I received a Jordan stamp in my passport.
As you may know, if your passport contains evidence that you have visited Israel, you will no longer be able to enter some Islamic countries. Israel solves this by giving you a piece of paper instead of a passport stamp. However, since the Jordan stamp mentions the name of the border crossing and that means I was in Israel, I can not now use my passport to enter these countries.
I like passport stamps, so I do not mind having an extra stamp in my passport. But I am also interested in Iran, for which I now have to get a new passport.
At the hostel I lived in, several other people did exactly the same tour, but a few days earlier. They used the same border crossing and one of these people came from the same country as me and therefore had the same passport. The strange thing here: You have not got a passport stamp, but the stamp on a separate piece of paper.
I asked our tour guide in Jordan about it and he said it was impossible and Jordan always stamps passports. However, I have seen the piece of paper with my own eyes.
Does anyone know the current policy? When do you get a passport and when do you get a piece of paper?