Travelling To Palestine

 

In order to travel to Palestine, you must pass through Israel. There are multiple entry options to enter Israel and consequently reach the destination Palestine.

 

Visitors to Jordan and Egypt can also easily visit Palestine by traveling through some of the below crossing points.
 

Ben Gurion International Airport is located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Most international airlines operate flights to Israel. Furthermore, there are also daily flights between Israel and Jordan’s Queen Ali International Airport in Amman.

There are several shipping lines offering cruises that stop in Israel. The three main ports are Haifa, Ashdod, and Eilat, all within driving distance from Jerusalem, Jericho, and other Palestinian cities.

Currently, Israel only has diplomatic ties with Jordan and Egypt. Land crossings include:

  • Jordanian Border Crossings Operating Hours

 

Allenby/King Hussein Crossing

Sunday - Thursday

Friday - Saturday

Passenger terminal

crossing will be open 24 hours a day

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Personnel traveling to the West Bank should arrive at the Israeli terminal no later than 22:00 hours, or no later than 23:00 hours when driving to Jordan.

Friday - open from 00:00 hours until 15:00. Passengers should arrive at the terminal by 11:00

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Personnel traveling to the West Bank must arrive at the Israeli terminal no later than 12:00 hours, or no later than 13:30 hours when driving to Jordan.

Saturdays - open from 8:00 to 17:00. Passengers should arrive at the terminal by 13:00.

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Personnel travelling towards the West Bank must arrive at the Israeli terminal no later than 14:00 hours, and no later than 15:30 hours when traveling to Jordan.

 

Jordan River/Sheikh Hussein Crossing

Sunday - Thursday

Friday - Saturday

Passenger terminal

07:00 – 20:30

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Recommended to arrive before 19:30

08:30 – 18:30

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Recommended to arrive before 17:30

Freight terminal

07:00 – 20:00

Closed

 

  • Egyptian Border Crossings Operating Hours

 

Yitzhak Rabin/Aqaba Crossing

Sunday - Thursday

Friday - Saturday

Pedestrian terminal

06:30 – 20:00

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Recommended to arrive before 19:00

08:00 - 20:00

If using UN/Diplomatic vehicle: Recommended to arrive before 19:00

Freight terminal

06:30 - 20:00 (Summer - imports only)

08:00 - 18:00 (Winter - imports only)

08:00 - 16:00 (Year-round)

Closed

 

Nitzana/Al Auja crossing

Sunday-Thursday

Friday-Saturday

Freight terminal

08:30 - 16:30

Closed

Notes

For imports: In order to release goods from storage, it is advisable to arrive no later than 14:00.

For exports: It is advisable to arrive in the morning and no later than 13:00.

 

Taba crossing

Sunday-Thursday

Friday-Saturday

Passenger terminal

Open 24 hours

Open 24 hours

Notes

During holidays, the crossing operating hours are liable to change. Click here for relevant upcoming holiday schedules.

 

Rafah crossing

Sunday-Thursday

Friday-Saturday

Passenger terminal

As of 01 February 2019, Rafah Crossing was open in both directions on weekdays and closed on weekends for pre-registered Gaza ID Holders.
The situation at the crossing and the Sinai is still unstable, and travelers should confirm Rafah Crossing is open before proceeding to the crossing.

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