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Q. What is the best way (operationally) for my group to visit Petra in Jordan during my pilgrimage to the Holy Land?
A. There are three border crossing points (see below) I would advise to avoid the Allenby Bridge because it is very busy and you could spend some time there sorting out all your formalities. Check if you need a visa before you travel and if yes try and get it before you travel – you will save so much time.
You can take an organised fly tour to Petra that leaves from Tel Aviv organised by Israeli airlines Arkia and Israir, more expensive but well worth missing those border crossings!
In the southern part of Israel: For tourists only
The Wadi Araba Border Crossing is an international border crossing between Aqaba, Jordan and Eilat, Israel.
In the northern part of Israel: For tourists only
The Jordan River Crossing is an international border crossing between Irbid, Jordan and Beit She’an, Israel.
In the central part of Israel: Palestinians & Tourists
The Allenby Bridge , also known as the King Hussein Bridge , is a bridge that crosses the Jordan River, and connects the West Bank with Jordan. The bridge is currently the sole designated exit/entry point for Palestinians residing in the West Bank travelling in and out of the West Bank.
The terminals are open from 6:30 to 20:00, Sunday through Thursday, and from 8:00 to 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, every day of the year except for the holidays of the Islamic New Year and Yom Kippur.