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Rental car trip in Israel

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Rental car trip in Israel

Hi folks

Is it possible to drive a rental car from Yardenit to Dead Sea via 90?

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1. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

100% possible. It is done all the time!

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2. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

Thank you very much;;I thoght rental cars can not run on it..

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3. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

That's only true in cities under the control of the Palestinian Authority (called Area A under the Oslo Accords). The entire Jordan Valley is Area C, under full Israeli civil and military control. The road bypasses Jericho, which is Area A.

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4. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

Incorrect route 90 is under full Israeli control and has always been fully accessible to rental cars.

Chana

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5. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

Hi,

Is it also possible, so far as you know, to drive in a rental car from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea without incurring issues with the rental car company?

I've read on another forum about certain roads not being available to travel on for rental cars if moving through differently administered areas.

Also; any recommendations on where along the coast of the Dead Sea we should enter into the sat nav? A particular village?

Many thanks!

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6. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

There is no problem : both highways 1 & 90 are under full Israeli control. Just turn off your Satnav/GPS because it might tell you otherwise.

There is only one road along the Dead Sea (90) so a printed map is more than sufficient.

Edited: 4:18 am, April 01, 2014
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7. Re: Rental car trip in Israel

You don't need satnav when driving along Road 90, the road that skirts the Dead Sea. You have the sea on one side and high mountains on the other. Opportunities for taking the wrong road are zero.

When driving from Tel Aviv, start by heading towards Jerusalem. As you approach Jerusalem you will see signs for Ma'aleh Adumim (spelling may vary slightly). Follow those signs until you see signs for the Dead Sea. You can't get lost.

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