Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sheikh Hussein Border / Jordan River Crossing

The Sheikh Hussein Border or Jordan River Crossing, connecting Jordan and Israel, is about 90 kms distant from Amman in the north. The border is open Sunday-Thursday 06:30-21:00, Friday and Saturday 08:00-20:00, closed on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Muslim New Year (Eid El Jijara) only.

When arriving to the terminal you undergo the usual procedures like security check and passport control and payment of departure tax. On Jordan side this tax is 8 JOD = 12 USD per person, the Israeli departure tax is 96 NIS = 29 USD per person. Then board the shuttle bus running between the two terminals, which charges in Jordan 3 JOD per person and on Israeli side 8 NIS. Travelers arriving Jordan from Israel can obtain at this border the entry visa Jordan for 20 JOD = 30 USD per person. But note, all mentioned rates are subject to change.

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