Wadi Araba Crossing
Wadi Araba Crossing
تقاطع وادي عربة
מעבר יצחק רבין
The Yitzhak Rabin Border Terminal
|Carries||Pedestrians, Vehicles, Containers|
|Locale|| Aqaba, Jordan|
|Official name||Wadi Araba Border Crossing|
מסוף יצחק רבין;
Until 2006: מעבר ערבה
تقاطع وادي عرب
|Maintained by||Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan|
Israel Airports Authority
|Opened||8 August 1994|
|Daily traffic||1287 pedestrians in 2010|
22 vehicles in 2010 
|Toll||JD10.00 (Outbound Jordan)|
₪101.00 (Outbound Israel)
The Wadi Araba Crossing (Jordanian name, Arabic: تقاطع وادي عربة) or Yitzhak Rabin Crossing (Israeli name, Hebrew: מעבר יצחק רבין) is an international border crossing between Aqaba, Jordan and Eilat, Israel. Opened on August 8, 1994, it is currently one of three entry/exit points between the two countries that handles tourists.
The terminal is 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.
In 2010, 465,059 people and 8,007 vehicles have crossed the border.
Transport to and from the terminal
The terminal can be reached by a 5-minute taxi ride from Eilat. Only privately owned Israeli cars may cross through the terminal and travel within Jordan after a change of license plates, registration and the payment of a tax.
Public buses Route No. 390, 393, 394, 397, 399, 444, 990, 991 and 993 stop at the Junction of Route 90 and Route 109. It is an approximate 20 minutes walk from the bus stop to the terminal.
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
Visitors from most countries receive a special employment/residency visa from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. The visa is affixed to the passport, generally next to the visa stamp granting the passport holder one month in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Anyone who wishes to overstay their visa, must register with the Jordanian Police.
Some 85,172 Jordanian workers coming to work in southern Israel crossed into Israel through the Yitzhak Rabin crossing, up from 81,016 in 2006, marking a 5.8 percent increase.
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority visa in a United States passport
Entry stamp in a United States passport from the Wadi Araba crossing