Nitzana Border Crossing

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Nitzana Crossing
معبر نيتسانا
מעבר ניצנה
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Nitzana Border Crossing (on the Egyptian side)
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
Total length 200 metres (Israeli side)
Width 45 metres (Israeli side)
Opened 1982
Daily traffic 16 vehicles in 2005
Toll 101.00 (Outbound Israel)
Nitzana Crossing is located in Israel
Nitzana Crossing
Nitzana Crossing
Location of the Nitzana Border Crossing at Israel-Egypt border

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 via the Route 211 which ends at Nitzana Border Crossing, also Highway 10 passes through the crossing. The border terminal can also be reached by Metropoline bus number 44 from Beersheba's central bus station.


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