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Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

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Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

We plan to visit Petra on Dec 20-21 from Eilat and need advice on Israel/Jordan border crossing.

I read that it is closed on Fridays or there are some special hours?

Also, I am unsure can we cross back to Israel on Saturday (Dec 21)?

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1. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

No, the crossing isn't closed, neither on Friday no Saturday. It used to be that they opened later and closed earlier, but I believe that now normal opening hours are applied.

See …usconsulate.gov/pdfs/crossings_israel-jorda…

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2. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 08.00-20.00 Israeli time, during the week from 06.00-20.00

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3. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

Thanks guys.

Do we need to book any transport to and from the border in advance, or is it reasonable and safe to use the waiting taxis?

Also, are there any waiting guides in the Petra / Wadi Musa sites, that we can hire on the spot?

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4. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

Welcome to Jordan,

YES, it is much better and safer to book car with English speaking driver in advance by one of the local travel agency.

Also there are many available guides in Petra visitor center

Please, do not hesitate to contact me for any inquiry

Enjoy

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5. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

The border is open 7 days a week 6:00 AM -8:00 PM

As Ali mentioned it's better to book a driver/guide English speaking.

the cost is not more expensive, it's the same but it's much better for you to have a private vehicle & diver to pick you up, wait for you to finish you're visit and back at time to the border.Enjoy

Wael Majdalawieh

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6. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

Any chance on splitting the coast to Petra on the 20th???

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7. Re: Going to Petra on Dec 20-21 need advice on border crossing

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