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Land entry into Israel is possible through Egypt and Jordan with whom Israel has peaceful relations.  Border crossings are under the jurisdiction of the Israel Airports Authority.

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Land entry into Israel is possible through Egypt and Jordan with whom Israel has peaceful relations.  Border crossings are under the jurisdiction of the Israel Airports Authority.

From Jordan

Jordan is on Israel’s eastern border, and the border crossings between the two countries have been open since the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, with three crossing points currently in operation.



The Yitzhak Rabin Border Terminal

P.O.B. 1095

Eilat 88110

Telephone:  972-8-630-0555

 

The Yitzhak Rabin Border Terminal, formerly known as the Arava Terminal, was the first border crossing to be opened between Jordan and Israel.  Located about three kilometers north of Eilat, it serves those interested in short visits between the two countries.  It is used by tourists and Israelis, as well as for cargo.  There is no public transportation, but Eilat can be reached from the terminal via taxi or private vehicle.



The Allenby Border Terminal

P.O.B. 21

Ma’

ale Adumim 98100

Telephone:  972-2-548-2612

 

The Allenby Border Terminal is the southernmost Jordan River crossing.  Located in the Jordan Valley, east of Jericho (Yerikho), it is about an hour’s drive from Jerusalem in Israel and from Amman in Jordan, and is the shortest route between Amman and the cities in Israel’s center.  The terminal also serves the Palestinian Authority, and is permitted for use by Palestinians and foreign tourists.  It is also a cargo crossing point between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.  There is a bus stop near the entrance to the terminal with busses traveling to Jerusalem and Kiryat Shmona.  Private- and shared-taxi services to all areas of Israel also operate from the terminal.


 

May 12, 2013 regarding tourism groups departing Israel and heading to Jordan:

 

 1. Between Sundays and Thursdays, tourism groups departing to Jordan from Israel will be accepted no later than 20:00.

2.  On Fridays and Saturdays, tourism groups departing to Jordan from Israel will be accepted no later than 12:00.

3.  It is recommended to notify in advance the arrival of tourism groups to Israel through the Allenby Bridge Crossing to the following mail:Allenby-info@iaa.gov.il and IditB@tourism.gov.il.

Ms. Edith Ben Ari can be contacted directly at 050 6214070. For additional information please contact Nancy Shedlaz, Ministry of Tourism Facilitation : Tel : 02-6664365 Mobile: 050-6214127 Nancys@tourism.gov.il​​

 


 

The Jordan River Border Terminal

P.O.B.

5

25

Be

it

S

he’an 10900

Telephone:  972-4-609-3415

 

Located near the town of Beit She’an and the Beit She’an Valley kibbutzim, the Jordan River Border Terminal is the northernmost Jordan River crossing.  It is relatively near Amman, Haifa and northern Israel, and serves Israelis and foreign tourists.  Busses and taxis to Beit She’an are available at the terminal.


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From Egypt

After the signing of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1979 and Israel’s withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982, the border crossings between the two countries were opened, with the Taba Border Terminal as the primary crossing point.

 

The Taba Border Terminal

P.O.B. 635

 

5

Telephone:  972-8-636-0999

 

Located about ten kilometers south of Eilat, the Taba Border Terminal is the main border crossing between Israel and Egypt and operates 24 hours a day, except for Yom Kippur and the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice (Eid el-Adha.) The terminal is open to Israelis and foreign tourists, but not to Palestinians.  It is an important crossing point for pilgrims visiting the holy sites of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai; Jerusalem and Nazareth in Israel; and Bethlehem in the Palestinian Authority.  One may drive or walk through the border terminal and then take a bus or taxi to Eilat where there are busses to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.  There are duty free shops on both sides of the border.

 

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