King Hussein border crossing
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Apr 30, 2013 3:10 PM Last Post By: Paddox
Apr 29, 2013 5:55 PM
King Hussein border crossingHi all, I am going to Israel this weekend (Thur - Mon), and had only planned on visiting Tel Aviv an Jerusalem, with a day trip. I have a cousin in Jordan and he has talked me into meeting him in Jordan so he can take me to Petra. I explained to him that I can't cross at King Hussein bridge because I have to get a visa in advance (I am American). He said he has checked and even spoken with the head of border control there and that I don't need it. Is anyone aware of any changes at this border crossing? I find it hard to believe that I will get thru, when everything I have read suggests otherwise. I don't want to waste an entire morning trying to cross if it will be impossible!
Any tips or advice welcome. Thanks.
Apr 29, 2013 9:34 PM
1I am Australian and crossed from Israel into Jordan on 8 April this year with a group of Australians. There was no bother with the crossing other than the time it took. We had each paid in advance for our visa before leaving Australia. Our guide(Israeli) paid the lump sum amount at the border and our visa was issued to us at the border after passing through Israeli security. Cost AUD40. I understand that it is quite common for visas to be issued in this manner.
If you're still unsure you can download a visa application form for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from their website.
Apr 30, 2013 1:03 AM
2In theory, you can obtain a visa for Jordan at the two borders with Israel, but not at the border with the Palestinian territory (Allenby / King Hussein bridge). For the latter you are required to obtain a visa from a Jordanian consulate or embassy in advance.
That said, if you friend has connections on the Jordanian side, he may well be able to obtain a visa for you at the border. Double check with him.
Apr 30, 2013 3:10 PM
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