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
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
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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: Allenbyfirstname.lastname@example.org 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
July 2, 2013
during the month of Ramadan (July 9th until August 7th), the Jordan River Crossing will operate on weekends until 18:30 only.
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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