Customs requirements for passengers travelling to Petra
To cross over the Allenby Bridge you must hold a visa that has been issued in your country.
Ensure you arrive at the Terminal with all the required documents, including a passport valid for at least 6 months and relevant travel documents.
The custom authorities, however, require the following details:
* Passport number.
* Full name of traveler, personal and family names
* Dates of birth
* Country of citizenships as it appears in the passport.
* Photocopy of first page of the passport. (Essential)
Visiting Petra from Eilat:
You can take domestic flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat and the tour from Eilat and back to Tel Aviv the same day or staying overnight in Eilat (day before the tour and/or overnight in Eilat after the tour)
Requirements for Petra Tour:
To cross over the Arava Border (Eilat)
Customs check the validity of your passport – it must be valid for at least 6 months.
You may pay the exit fee at the bank at the Terminal or at some Post office Bank branches.
Hours of Operation of the Terminal
Sunday to Thursday – 06:30 – 22:00
Friday and Saturday – 08:00 – 20:00
The Terminal is open for business at these times 7 days a week, all year round, with the exception of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and the Muslim holidays.
Passengers to Jordan:
Outbound passenger transit fee, purchased at the Terminal – $15, in New Israeli Shekels
Outbound passenger transit fee at the Jordanian Terminal – 5 dinar
Obtaining a visa at the Jordanian Terminal:
At the Jordanian Terminal any passenger, Israeli or foreign, can obtain, at no cost, a visa for a two week visit in Jordan, with the exception of the citizens of countries [requiring the issue of a visa in advance/ from which Jordan requires issuing the visa in advance].
The visa can be extended beyond the two weeks, at any police station in Jordan, up to a period of three months.
A multi entry visa can be obtained at the Jordanian Embassy for a period of three to six months, with no limitation as to the number of entries, at a cost of 20 dinar.
Details – Jordanian Embassy in Israel, Tel: (03) 751-7722
Please note: From time to time, changes may occur in the visa regulations.
Updates can be obtained from the Jordanian Embassy in Israel.