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Why you shouldn’t cross between Jordan and Israel by land borders before you read this?

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Crossing the border from Israel to Jordan by land can be a bit of a challenge, but with proper planning and preparation, it can be a smooth process. Different border points have different rules and regulations, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the specific border you will be crossing. In this article, we will discuss the different rules and regulations for crossing the Allenby Bridge, the King Hussein Bridge and the Sheikh Hussein Border.

The Allenby Bridge, also known as the King Hussein Bridge, is one of the main land border crossings between Israel and Jordan. It is located near the city of Jericho and is the most direct route for travelers coming from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. To cross this border, travelers must have a valid passport and visa (if required). The border is open from Sunday to Thursday from 06:30 am to 08:00 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 06:30 am to 01:00 pm. However, it is important to note that the border may be closed at short notice due to security reasons or other factors, so it is always best to check ahead of time. A little known fact is that you cannot cross this border from Israel to Jordan, if you have arrived to Israel through Ben Gurion Airport. The only options are the borders in the north (Sheikh Hussein) or south (Arava). You can return via any of the three borders.

The Sheikh Hussein Border is another option for crossing into Jordan from Israel. This border point is located in the north of Israel, near the city of Be it She’an and is a good option for travelers coming from the north of Israel or from Haifa. Like the Allenby Bridge, the Sheikh Hussein Border requires a valid passport and visa (if required). The border is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, it is also subject to closures at short notice.

If you are planning to cross into Israel from Jordan, the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge) is the most popular option. This border point is located near the city of Amman, and is the most direct route for travelers coming from the capital of Jordan. To cross this border, travelers must have a valid passport and visa (if required) and a permit if you are a Palestinian. The border is open Sunday to Thursday from 06:30 am to 08:00 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 06:30 am to 01:00 pm.

It’s worth noting that travelers should be aware of the current political situation in the region and check for any travel advisories before crossing any of the borders. The region has been known to experience political tensions and sporadic violence, so it is important to stay informed and be prepared for any potential security checks at the border. Additionally, it is always a good idea to have a contact person or a tour operator to help you if you have any problem crossing the border.

In terms of customs and regulations, travelers should be aware of any restrictions on the type of goods they can bring across the border. Certain foods or items may not be allowed, and travelers should familiarize themselves with the customs and regulations of both countries before crossing the border.

Lastly, be prepared for long wait times and bring water and snacks if you have a long wait time at the border. Also, it is a good idea to have the phone number of your hotel or tour operator in case of emergency. And if you are driving, make sure you have all necessary documents for your vehicle, including insurance and registration.

In conclusion, crossing the border from Israel to Jordan by land can be a bit of a challenge, but with proper planning and preparation, it can be a smooth process. Different border points have different rules and regulations, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the specific border you will be crossing. Remember to have all necessary documents, familiarize yourself with the customs and regulations of both countries, be prepared for long wait times and potential security checks, be aware of current political tensions, bring water and snacks.

To summarise top tips for cross via land borders between Israel and Jordan:

Make sure you have all necessary documents, including a valid passport and visa (if required).

  • Familiarize yourself with the customs and regulations of both countries.
  • Be prepared for long wait times and potential security checks at the border.
  • Be aware of current political tensions and any travel advisories.
  • Bring water and snacks if you have a long wait time at the border.
  • Have the phone number of your hotel or tour operator in case of emergency.
  • Plan ahead and check the opening and closing hours of the border you plan to cross.
  • If you are driving, make sure you have all necessary documents for your vehicle, including insurance and registration.
  • Be aware of any restrictions on the type of goods you can bring across the border (e.g. certain foods or items may not be allowed).
  • At least a few days in advance, contact person or a tour operator to help you to cross the border.

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