Land Border Crossing from Israel to Jordan with map


There are three land border crossings between Jordan and Israel.

1. Allenby/ King Hussein Bridge

  • 57km away from Amman, is located in the southern Jordan Valley
  • open Sun–Thurs 07:30hrs – 22:00hrs, and Fri-Sat 07:30hrs – 13:00hrs.
  • Mainly used by Palestinians, east of Jericho


Visas must be arranged before hand and cannot be obtained at the border. Additionally, private cars and tour buses cannot cross international borders – travellers must change vehicles upon crossing or use the other two border crossings.

2. Jordan River/ Sheikh Hussein Crossing (Northern Border)

  • 90km away from Amman, it is located in the north, close to Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)
  • Operating Hours:
    Sunday – Thursday: 08:00hrs – 18:00hrs
    Friday: 8:00 – 18:00hrs
    Saturday: 08:30hrs – 18:00hrs.

Most nationalities can obtain visas at the border; prior permits are not needed except for restricted nationalities.

3. Aqaba/ Wadi Araba Crossing (South Border)

  • Located in the south, 324km away from Amman, connecting the two Red Sea resorts of Eilat and Aqaba.
  • Operating Hours:
    Sunday–Thursday: 06:30hrs – 20:00hrs
    Friday – Saturday: 0800hrs – 20:00hrs.

As of 1st of January 2016, entry visas will no longer be issued at the Wadi Araba Border Crossing.

(The only exceptions are Israeli tour groups and others carrying proper entry documentation; entering Jordan for tourism purposes. )

Moreover, Israeli tourists and those carrying proper entry documents, who have purchased the 90JOD entrance ticket to the Petra Archeological Site, will be exempt from the obligatory 24 hour stay in Jordan under the following conditions.

No visa shall be issued for other nationalities through the Wadi Araba Crossing and entrance will only be granted to those who have obtained an entry visa to Jordan through Jordanian Embassies abroad prior to their arrival at the border crossing.

Note* Wadi Araba Crossing closes on Islamic New Year day and Yom Kippur.


Hours and regulations are subject to change. For up-to-date details and information on which nationalities cannot obtain visas, contact a travel agent in Jordan.

More Details for Israel Land Border Crossings

For more details, visit Israel Airport Authority: