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Nov 14 2004

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March 14, 2004

Luxor, Egypt

I have been invited to participated in a US-Arab media conference scheduled to take place in the southern Egyptian historic city of Luxor. The trip from Amman to Cairo on Egypt Air is an early evening flight but from Cairo to Luxor is flight past midnight. At the Cairo Airport I try to use my Jordanian passport to enter Egypt but the passport control officials refuse. They are a little perplexed when I tell them that I have a US passport which gets an automatic visa. I explain to him that I want to enter an Arab country with my Arab passport. He turns me over to the Security official who immediately rejects my request because I don’t have a prior visa and tells me to use my US passport. Continue Reading »

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