Crossing to Aqaba Border From Eilat Israel

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The New Visa Procedure at Wadi Araba (Eilat/Aqaba) Border crossing point to Jordan Feb 21, 2016
starting 01/01/2016 ASEZA (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority) has imposed new rules for all nationalities crossing at Wadi Araba (Eilat/Aqaba) border.

All groups and individuals arriving to Jordan at this border crossing please read the following information carefully.

All nationalities visa processing:

All Tourists groups crossing from the Wadi Araba (Eilat/Aqaba) border will be charged 40 JD for a Jordan Visa.

20JD for Aqaba Special Zone Services will be charged along with taxes applied in the Jordan borders and customs law where the following will be required:

• A full list of passport details for each person is presented to the Aqaba tourism directorate through a travel agent in advance of arrival. (Regardless of the participants number in the group)

• An exemption of Visa and ASEZA fees is given to all visitors who stay in Jordan for more than 2 nights and uses a Jordanian Tour Operator.

• If travellers are not staying for more than two nights in Jordan they will be subject to, Visa fees, ASEZA fees and general border tax and fees.

• If travellers are stays for less than two nights and visit Petra they are exempted from paying the ASEZA fees of 20 JD and will still be charged the visa fees 40 JD and border tax fees.

• Border departure tax is 10 JD

• 5 JD for every Jordanian car that leaves via Jordanian borders

• 25 JD for every non-Jordanian vehicle that leaves via Jordanian borders

• ASEZA will require 48 hours to arrange for the visa approvals.

• If one of the group members wants to return earlier than rest of the group before the minimum two nights stay, they will be subject to full visa charge and services fees but if this happened after the visa of Petra the rest of the group pay visa fees only and are exempt from the service fees.

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This may sound a little complicated but we at Jordan Allure Tours & Travel - Petra assure you that we are ready to deal with these changes and promise to make your arrival as smooth as possible.

Put simply, if you are arriving at Eilat/Aqaba border, Jordan Allure Tours & Travel – Petra is your best support as we aim to avoid any inconvenience that you might had to deal with. We will need your passport details at least 48 hours before your arrival in order to arrange your visas in advance. Upon arrival, , a member of our staff will meet you at Wadi Araba (Eilat/Aqaba) Border for assistance with customs and immigration procedures then proceed with your unforgettable experience.

Please feel free to contact us:

Tel: + 962 3 215 9888

Fax: + 962 3 215 9800

Mobiles: + 962 79 643 6423/+ 962 77 734 8415

Skype: ramzi.nawafleh

Email: ,

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not so complicated after all... Mar 10, 2014
There are at least 3 border crossing authorities from Israel to Jordan but I am going to write the border crossing from Eilat Israel to Aqaba Jordan. This border is referred as “Arava” and named after Yitzhak Rabin.

1. From the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, we took the Egged Bus to go to Eilat. Bus fare is 82.00 shekels (US$23.50) per person which can be bought from the ticket booth found at the second floor. Bus route # for Eilat is 444. Travel time is about 4 to 5 hours. The bus stops at its final destination which is also the Central Bus Station in Eilat.

2. From the bus station in Eilat, catch a taxi at the front entrance/exit of the bus station. Taxi fare is INS30.00. Distance from the bus station to Yitzhak Rabin is approximately 3 to 5 miles. It is not that far. You may even reached the border crossing authority via walking, if you are only carrying a backpack.

3. Enter the gate and proceed to the first window to pay the travel exit tax which is NIS210.00 (US$60.00). Exit tax fee is payable in cash, (shekels or US$), or through credit cards.

4. Next go to the next set of windows to stamp out and get your gate pass. If you already have the new loose-leaf Israeli visa card when you entered Israel, then you do not need to worry about avoiding that passport stamp.

5. You now walk the exit gate of the Israeli side and pass through the ‘no-man’s-land’…

6. Enter the Jordanian side…

7. Proceed to the passport control window. This step will take a few minutes…

8. From the passport control window, you will be asked to proceed to the visa control window. Aqaba authority is trying to attract visitors so they allow anyone to enter with a free visa. However, exiting through Aqaba, there is an exit fee of JD10.00. It has to be cash and should be in JD currency. You can also avoid the entry stamp if you want to keep your Israel visit invisible for future visits to certain Arab countries. Just tell them in a nice way.

9. You’re in to the Kingdom of Jordan!

The Yitzhak Rabin Border Station/Wadi Araba Crossing is open:

Sun–Thurs 06:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fri – Sat 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Close on Islamic New Year day and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and potential random security issues.

Just FYI: When entering Israel from Aqaba, Jordan expect a delay from the luggage control security. If you have books in your luggage make sure to pack/place it right on top of the clothing and not underneath. Israeli border officers are very strict on this matter.

Do not take pictures of the Israel’s side welcome signage when entering. We were stopped by an Israeli authority for doing so.

Well, I think this is all there is. Enjoy Jordan/Israel! It is quite a nice travel pairing!
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ribeirogabriel says:
Hi, very good post!
May you send me the contacts of the drivers? ribeirogabriel at gmail com
thank you
Posted on: Mar 23, 2015
cotton_foam says:
Joyce: why, were you not able to take photos on your crossing to Jordan?

Mike: yes, you can ask them and they'll stamp on a leaflet which they will attach to your passport...
we wanted to visit Egypt too from Israel the same way -- cross the borders but it will cost us another 500$ extra so no, we did not pursue with it. We'll do it some other time instead...I read from other blogs that you can cross by land without having to use the fact that's how we're gonna do it but like I said, we did not pursue with the plan...
Posted on: May 16, 2014
Bluenose says:
Really good advice. I was unaware that the Jordanians would not stamp your passport if you requested them not to. I thought you had to use the Allenby bridge crossing for this. Now I wonder if the Egyptian border at Taba does this too enabling you to get from Egypt to Jordan without having to use the ferry ?
Posted on: May 16, 2014

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