Nitzana Border Crossing

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Nitzana Border Crossing
Carries Containers
Crosses Border between Egypt and Israel
Locale Egypt Abu Ujaylah, Egypt
Israel Nitzana, Israel
Official name Nitzana Border Crossing
מעבר ניצנה
معبر نيتسانا
Maintained by Arab Republic of Egypt
Israel Airports Authority
Characteristics
Total length 200 metres (Israeli side)
Width 45 metres (Israeli side)
History
Opened 1982
Statistics
Daily traffic 16 vehicles in 2005
Toll 151.00 (Outbound Israel)

Coordinates: 30°52′56″N 34°23′40″E / 30.88222°N 34.39444°E / 30.88222; 34.39444 The Nitzana Border Crossing (Arabic: معبر نيتسانا‎, Hebrew: מעבר ניצנה‎) is an international border crossing between El Ouga and Nitzana, Israel. Opened in 1982, the crossing used to handle pedestrians as well as private cars but most of the crossing was being done via the Taba Border Crossing in Eilat and the Rafah Border Crossing in Rafah that the Israelis decided to shut down the crossing to tourists. There is talk of possibly reopening the crossing to tourists now that the Rafah crossing is no longer in Israeli control.

Today the terminal handles only commercial trade between the two nations. The terminal is open from Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 to 17:00. It is closed from Friday to Saturday as well as Jewish and Islamic holidays.

In February 2013, the crossing was named after Aryeh Eliav, who among other things founded the nearby Nitzana Youth Village.[1]

Egyptian terminal[edit]

The Egyptian terminal is accessible via the Ismaïlia-Abu Ujaylah highway in Shamal Sina' (North Sinai).

Israeli terminal[edit]

Transportation to and from the terminal[edit]

The Israeli border terminal can be reached from within Israel via Metropoline bus number 44 from Beersheba's central bus station.

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