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crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

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crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

I just returned from an independent trip from November 6 to November 20, 2012 I thought it would be helpful to have the following information so you know what to expect at this particular crossing. This assumes you are returning from Jordan after visiting Jerusalem.

1. Your taxi or minibus drops you off at the passport checking area. It does not corss the border.

2. A government border porter (no tipping) takes your suitcase to run it separately from you through airport-type screening.

3. You go through a airport-type screening area for checking you and your purse/backpack.

4. You go into the passport area but at the "Change" counter you need to pay your 176 schekel ($46.00) exit fee. Instead of collecting a an entry visa fee Israel socks you with an exit fee before they let you leave!

5.Take the exit fee receipt with you and your passport to the customs officer for your passport to be stamped.

6. Pick up your luggage which has been screened and go to the ""Jett" shuttle bus (@5 Dinar) which takes you across the bridge to the Jordan side.

7. On the Jordan side there is a quick passport check. In the same areas you can change your Israeli schekels to Jordanian Dinars as no one in Jordan will want your Israeli currency/coins.

8. Meet with your prearranged private driver/minibus/or waiting line of taxis if you are going back to Amman or elsewhere in Jordan.

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1. Re: crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

Thank you for this valuable information.

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2. Re: crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

Thanks John,

What time did you arrive? and how long did the whole process take you?

Cheers.

Edited: 4:26 am, November 24, 2012
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4. Re: crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

Mazada, the subject is headed King Hussein/Allenby Bridge. King Hussein and Allenby are the same crossing.

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8. Re: crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

Hallo!

we are 4 south africans, travelling from Jordan to Israel. We would arrive at Queen Allia airport on 22nd Dec, and I understand can buy our visas there. Then on 24th early morning we would like to cross border to Israel, for few days in Jerusalem, then Tel Aviv.

1) As South Africans, I understand we dont need to arrange visas to Israel upfront?

2) Is the Allenby bridge the only border crossing who can be requested to 'not stamp' your passport?

3) We will fly back from Tel Aviv to Amman (Queen Alia on the 30th, and catch a connecting flight home. Will it be a problem to re-enter Jordan on the same visa?

Since I need an exit stamp on my Passport to show I have left Jordan I believe I should pass through immigration again when at the airport. ( I plan to receive only my Jordan entry and exit stamp on my passport and all Israel /Jordan crossings on paper, not in passport)

Thanks a lot for your help!

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9. Re: crossing King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Israel to Jordan

1. As South African nationals, you do not require a visa to enter Israel.

2. you can request from the Israeli border control authorities at any border control point, sheikh hussein bridge, allenby bridge, Arava, or even Ben gurion airport " to 'not stamp' your passport"

3. If you are in transit, you might not have to get another visa at quen Alia. Why do you feel that "need an exit stamp on my Passport to show I have left Jordan"? This would not be an issue when you return home, and the Jordanian authorities will know that you have departed since they receive flight manifests with all passenger info (passport number, etc.) included.

Bear in mind that many travelers visit Israel for Christmas, so book your rooms and excursions ASAP.

Have fun.

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>2. you can request from the Israeli border control authorities at any border control point, sheikh hussein bridge, allenby bridge, Arava, or even Ben gurion airport " to 'not stamp' your passport"

Yes, you can request it. But the immigration official is not obliged to honour your request. If he feels like stamping it anyway there is nothing you can do about it.

There have been reports on this and other travel forums from people who begged and pleaded not to have their passport stamped by Israel, but got it stamped anyway. We don't know whether it happens one time in a thousand, one in a million or one in 10 million, but you could be the unlucky one. Just so you are aware of this. If it's absolutely vital that you don't have any evidence of a visit to Israel (if you need to go to Iran for work, for example), the only 100% guaranteed way to avoid the stamp is not to go to Israel.