*Please note that the border procedures, costs and regulations are subject to change at short notice and we will do our best to keep you up to date, but changes can occur and are outside our control. You should be prepared to be flexible with any border crossing.
Location: 90km away from Amman, it is located in the north of Jordan. The nearest larger cities are Irbid and Ajloun. It is near the Israeli city of Beit She'an and the Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee).
What are the operating hours of the Sheikh Hussein/Jordan River Border?
The Opening Hours for the Passenger Terminal are:
Sunday through Thursday: 07:00 – 20:30
Fridays and Saturdays: 08:30-18:30
The border crossing is closed at Yom Kippur and the Muslim New Year.
Opening hours may also differ on other Jewish, Christian, Muslim and national holidays. For the Jewish holidays, you can find the opening hours here : https://www.iaa.gov.il/en-US/borders/neharyarden/Pages/default.aspx
On the Jordanian side, the opening hours for holidays are usually announced at very short notice. When making your travel plans, keep upcoming holidays in mind, and be prepared to be flexible. Please note that the border can be subject to closures at other times without or limited warning which are outside of our control.
What are the fees/taxes to be paid at the Sheikh Hussein / Jordan River Border?
Israeli Visa : Free
Israeli Departure Tax (to be paid by yourself) : 105NIS (Israeli Shekels) or approximately $30USD. Can be paid in USD or NIS.
Jordanian Visa (if not included in your tour package or eligible for free visa/stays less than 2 nights) : 40JD or approximately $60USD. Must be paid in JOD.
Jordanian Departure Tax (if not included in your tour package): 10JD or approximately $15USD. Must be paid in JOD.
Shuttle Bus Cost : approximately 5NIS/1JD/$1.40USD per person (luggage is free)
What is the process for completing the crossing at Sheikh Hussein / Jordan River Border?
1. Complete the Israel side of the border crossing.
Upon arrival at the Israel side of the border please make your way to the passports counter to pay departure tax.
2. Between the Borders.
You will need to catch the shuttle bus that departs approximately every 25 minutes between the two borders.
3. Entering Jordan and meeting your driver or guide
Upon arriving onto the Jordanian side please complete baggage and security checks.
If you have meet and assist service included in your tour package you should look out for your driver or guide who will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. Your driver or guide will help you with all the paperwork to obtain your visa at the border.
Why do you need my passport details in the booking form?
If you have the meet and assist service as part of your tour package we require the full passport details for all guests in order to prepare the visa manifest paper. Your driver or guide needs to have this visa manifest in order to be authorized to enter the arrivals terminal and to be able to assist you with getting your visa on arrival to Jordan.