Wadi Araba Crossing

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Wadi Araba Crossing

تقاطع وادي عربة
מעבר יצחק רבין
Wadi Araba Border Terminal (Israel).JPG
The Yitzhak Rabin Border Terminal
Coordinates29°34′30″N 34°58′41″E / 29.575°N 34.9781°E / 29.575; 34.9781
CarriesPedestrians, Vehicles, Containers
CrossesWadi Araba
LocaleJordan Aqaba, Jordan
Israel Eilat, Israel
Official nameWadi Araba Border Crossing
מסוף יצחק רבין;
Until 2006: מעבר ערבה
تقاطع وادي عرب
Maintained byHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Israel Airports Authority
Opened8 August 1994
Daily traffic1287 pedestrians in 2010
22 vehicles in 2010 [1]
TollJD10.00 (Outbound Jordan)
101.00 (Outbound Israel)

Coordinates: 29°34′30″N 34°58′41″E / 29.57500°N 34.97806°E / 29.57500; 34.97806

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.

In February 2006, the Israelis renamed their border terminal to Yitzhak Rabin Terminal (Hebrew: מסוף יצחק רבין), after the slain Prime Minister who had signed the Israel Jordan Peace Treaty in 1994.

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.[1]

Israeli terminal[edit]

Transport to and from the terminal[edit]

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.

Route 109 runs east from Eilot interchange at Highway 90 to the border crossing. It is 1.5 km long.

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.

Jordanian terminal[edit]

The crossing from Aqaba

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority[edit]

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.[2]



  1. ^ a b "סטטיסטיקה". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  2. ^ "Number of Palestinians crossing into Jordan from West Bank up 20% - Haaretz - Israel News". www.haaretz.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16.

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