How to cross the border (Allenby/King Hussein Bridge)
You might have to cross the border in order to enter to Palestine.
Actually, all the borders are controlled by Israel, which makes crossing a border to Palestine more complicated.
This is a real report in about 2011-2013. Please check the latest information by yourselves.
- Enter into Israel through Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge
- Leave Israel through Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge
Enter into Israel through Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge
1. Go to “Departure” building (Jordan)
Go to “Departure” building.
2. Departure procedures
Show your passport at the booth no.1, fill out Exit Form with your name, nationality and passport number. That form will be collected.
At the booth no.3, pay 3 JD (2011) as a departure tax, then receive a paper (receipt).
Pass the receipt to the booth no.2. They let you wait for a bus.
3. Wait for a bus
You never know when the bus comes. But all you can do is wait.
4. Get on a bus
Finally, the bus comes. Get on it.
Your passport, Exit Form with a stamp, and the receipt are returned. Pay 3 JD for the bus and 1.25 JD for the baggage (2011).
5. On the bus
On the way, the bus stops at a checkpoint. The Exit Form is collected.
6. Pass Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge
7. Arrive at Israel’s immigration office
The baggage is collected automatically for the examination.
Pass an easy passport check at the entrance. Some are asked their name only, some are asked even the purpose of the entry.
8. Security check
Walk through metal detector gates.
9. Passport control
Immigration procedure. Ask “no stamp”.
Questions are the same those in the airport; why no stamp, is it your first time to Israel, how many days you’ll stay, where to stay, do you have any friends here etc.
Fill your name or passport no. onto Entry Form. They stamp on it (if they accept no stamp onto your passport).
10. Receive a gate pass, and final passport check
The gate pass is collected at the gate (the Entry Form isn’t).
11. Pick up the baggage
Pick up the baggage, then, pass the security check for it.
At the bus ticket office, pay 13NIS for the bus, 3NIS for the baggage (2011). Then ride the bus to Palestinian border.
12. Arrive at Palestinian border
At Palestinian border, your passport will be collected. Wait for passport check on the bus.
After the check, they return the passport. Then the bus leaves the border to the bus terminal (photo below).
Leave Israel through Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge
1. Departure terminal
When the bus arrives, it’s already the departure terminal from Palestine.
Your baggage is automatically collected. You’ll get number card for it.
2. Buy a bus ticket
Buy a bus ticket to go to Israel’s immigration office. Bus: 10 NIS, baggage 4 NIS (2011).
Then, wait until your baggage number is called.
3. Departure procedures
Come to the booth when your number is called.
They give you Exit Form with your name on it.
4. Get on a bus
After getting the Exit Form, you are forced to get on a bus.
The bus ticket and the Exit Form (photo below) are collected.
Afterwards, the bus enters Israeli territory.
5. Security check
On the way, the passenger must pass the security check.
6. Arrive at Israel’s immigration office
Foreign passengers have to go to the immigration office for foreigners (locals go to another one).
7. Pay for service fee
Before waiting in line, pay 178 NIS (2013) for a service fee, then get a receipt. This receipt will be collected just after passport control.
Also, it’s better to get some Jordan Dinar (JD) here because you have to pay for a bus between this building and Jordan’s immigration office.
8. Passport control
Questions are not much. Ask “No Stamp” if you need.
9. Give the receipt to an office staff
After passing the passport control, give the receipt of service charge (photo below) to an office staff.
10. Get on a bus
Pick up your baggage, then get on a bus for Jordan’s immigration office.
The bus crosses the Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge.
11. Fill the Entry Card
On the bus, you’ll get an Entry Card into Jordan. Fill your passport no., nationality and name.
This Entry Card is immediately collected with your passport on the bus.
12. Pay for bus & baggage
Before getting off, pay 3 JD for the bus and 1.5 JD for the baggage (2011).
13. Entry to Jorday
After getting off the bus, you’ll enter the immigration office. They’ll return your passport with 1-month entry visa (photo below).
In my case, there wasn’t any stamp on my passport.
14. Pick your baggage up
Pick up your baggage up, then take a bus or a taxi to your destination.