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

1. Go to “Departure” building (Jordan)

Go to “Departure” building.

immigration office of Jordan at King Hussein Bridge

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.

Inside of the immigration office of Jordan at King Hussein Bridge

At the booth no.3, pay 3 JD (2011) as a departure tax, then receive a paper (receipt).

receipt of departure tax from Jordan

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).

Bus ticket for crossing King Hussein border from Jordan

5. On the bus

On the way, the bus stops at a checkpoint. The Exit Form is collected.

6. Pass Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge

King Hussein Bridge

In my case, they force the passengers to wait on the bus without any notice. Of course without bathroom.

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.

Israel's immigration office at Allemby Bridge

Arriving at the immigration office after passing through Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge.

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).

Entry form for Israel

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.

Israel's immigration office at Allemby Bridge

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).

Bus terminal in Jericho after crossing Allemby Bridge border

The bus terminal in Jericho. You can leave to other cities from here.

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.

Palestine's departure office at Jericho

2. Buy a bus ticket

Buy a bus ticket to go to Israel’s immigration office. Bus: 10 NIS, baggage 4 NIS (2011).

bus ticket for departing from Palestine

The bottom one is the baggage card.

Then, wait until your baggage number is called.

3. Departure procedures

Come to the booth when your number is called.

Exit booth from Palestine at Allemby Bridge

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.

An exit form of Palestine

Afterwards, the bus enters Israeli territory.

5. Security check

On the way, the passenger must pass the security check.

security check on the way to Israel's immigration office

6. Arrive at Israel’s immigration office

Foreign passengers have to go to the immigration office for foreigners (locals go to another one).

Israel's immigration office

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.

Small booth for paying a service fee and currency exchange.

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.

receipt of service charge of Israel's immigration office at Allemby Bridge

10. Get on a bus

Pick up your baggage, then get on a bus for Jordan’s immigration office

bus for Jordan's immigration office at King Hussein Bridge

The bus crosses the Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge.

11. Fill the Entry Form

On the bus, you’ll get an Entry Form of Jordan. Fill your passport no., nationality and name.

Entry form for Jordan

This Entry Form 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).

Jordan's immigration office

Immigration office of Jordan

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).

Entry paper for Jordan at King Hussein Bridge

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.