ISRAEL, JORDAN & EGYPT TOUR INFORMATION
Information contained on the site may be changed or updated without notice. Informations are subject to change without prior notice.
To travel to Israel, Jordan & Egypt, you will need a valid passport and one that has not expired or will not expire while you are out of the country. All passports must have a validity of at least 6 months and at least 2 blank pages for stamping purposes.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual. You must contact your local embassies/ consulates regarding visa requirements for Israel, Jordan & Egypt. Below are visa requirements for each country.
A Visitor's visa is granted to someone who wishes to stay in Israel for only a short time (for a visit, tourism, a business meeting or study in a Hebrew ulpan). A person who enters Israel with this visa is not allowed to work in the State of Israel.
For US citizens, visas are not required for Israel. Most nationalities require a tourist visa. This will be issued free of charge on arrival at the airport. The visa is valid for up to three months from the date of issue. The duration of the stay in Israel will be determined by the Border Police. A visitor who wishes to extend his visit may submit an application at one of the regional population administration offices of the Ministry of the Interior and it cost US$24.
All nationalities require a visa. It can be obtained by most nationalities at the nearest embassy/consulate or upon arrival at the airport. Certain nationalities require an entry visa to be obtained prior to travel. It is recommended that you check with the Jordanian diplomatic mission in your country prior to travel to ensure that you have all the necessary paperwork for travel.
There are 3 Bridges/ Border Crossings between Israel and Jordan:
1. Sheikh Hussein/ Jordan River Border
2. Allenby Border/ King Hussein Bridge
3. Arava Border/ Wadi Arava Border
For tourists crossing Allenby Border, you cannot obtain a visa at the Allenby Border cross. Therefore, you must obtain a visa from your local Jordanian Embassy before crossing Allenby Border.
For the arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia is granted a free visa to Jordan. No obligation associated with this visa, provided that the tourists will leave the country within 1 month of arrival, and that they do not need to renew their visa. Single entry visas, valid for 14 days at a cost of 20 JOD (around US$30) and 60 JOD (around US$85) for multiple entries for all nationalities.
Exit service fee applies for land and sea border points. It is 8 JOD (around US$15) per passenger and 5 JOD (around US$7) per vehicle.
Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration. However, it is possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry upon entry to Egypt. Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border post to Taba to visit Gulf of Aqaba coast and St. Catherine; tourists from Great Britain and other European nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, can be exempted from visa and granted a free residence permit for 14 days to visit the area. They shall receive a free entry stamp upon arrival. Anyhow, while this is an option, obtaining a visa before you travel is highly recommended to prevent any problems that may occur on the point of entry. Egyptian Entry visa (advisable to be pre-arranged; cost approximately about US$15-25 depending on your country of origin).
Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship. Costs vary according to nationality. A single entry visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue and entitles the bearer to 1 month in Egypt.
Processing time when applying for an Egypt visa, processing time and fees are very dependent on the visa class, as well as the nationality of the applicant and the time of year. Both the time taken to process the visa application and the cost are subject to change, but the standard processing time is 10 working days.
EGYPT TOURIST VISA FOR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
|Argentina||18 US$||23 US$|
|Australia||35 A$||42 A$|
|Austria||300 AS$||380 AS$|
|Belgium||1100 BF||1300 BF|
|Brazil||25 Cr$||30 Cr$|
|Canada||25 C$||31 C$|
BORDER CROSSING FEES/ TAXES
Information contained on the site may be changed or updated without notice. Informations are subject to change without prior notice. The fees are as follows:
ISRAEL TO JORDAN (Can be paid in Israeli Shekel or in US Dollar)
Jordan River/Sheikh Hussein Border: Around US$30/ 100 NIS(New Israeli Shekel
Allenby Border/ King Hussein Border: Around US$55/ 173 NIS
Arava Border/ Wadi Arava Border: Around US$30/ 100 NIS
JORDAN TO ISRAEL: (To be paid in Jordanian Dinar)
Jordan River/Sheikh Hussein Border: Around US$14/ 10 JD(Jordanian Dinar)
Allenby Border/ King Hussein Border: Around US$12/ 8 JD
Arava Border/ Wadi Arava Border: Around US$12/ 8 JD
ISRAEL TO EGYPT (Taba Border):
Outbound Israel: Around US$31/ 101 NIS
Inbound Egypt: Around US$14/ LE 46 (Egyptian Pound)
JORDAN TO EGYPT: Around US$15
EGYPT TO ISRAEL: No border fee
THE MONETARY UNIT
It is wise to check the current exchange representative value before the departure. US dollars are widely used in all the countries you will be visiting. We recommend you to have some $1 and $5 dollar denominations with you. Approximation value is a guide only as the exchange rate fluctuates so it is wise to check the current exchange representative value nearer to the departure date.
ISRAEL Monetary unit is New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Approximately 1US$= 3.8 NIS.
JORDAN Monetary unit is Jordanian Dinar (JOD). Approximately 1US$ = 0.71 JOD.
EGYPT Monetary unit is Egyptian Pound (EGP). Approximately 1US$ = 5.98 EGP.
CURRENCY, CASH & CREDIT CARDS
US dollars are widely accepted in all the countries you will be visiting but should it prove necessary to change money it is best to change money at banks, post office or any change point close to your hotel in the cities you stay in or you can use the ATM machines. Hotels will also cash travellers’ checks but they usually charge a higher commission rate. Travellers’ checks and most major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diner’s Club) are accepted throughout the countries but it might be preferable to pay for items in smaller towns by cash or travellers’ checks. Personal checks - not accepted.
Most banks are open during regular business hours. Travellers’ checks can be exchanged for local currency at most airports, hotels, shops & foreign exchange offices/ bureaus.
If you don’t have travel insurance, please speak to your tour leader or travel agent urgently – latest two weeks before your tour departure date. No insurance is included unless it has been prepaid. Foreign hospitalization, treatment, medical attention and medical evacuation can be expensive. Travel protection and baggage insurance are also highly recommended.
No vaccinations are required for travel to Israel, Jordan or Egypt; however we strongly encourage you to consult with your doctor prior to travelling to determine your individual medical needs.
MEDICATIONS, PRESCRIPTIONS & MEDICAL HISTORY
If you are taking medications, please bring it with you all the time. In case of health problems, prepare a list of your prescriptions and other medications, including the name, dosage, prescribing doctor and their contact details. If you have special health problems, ask your doctor to prepare your medical history for a foreign doctor, including your name, address, emergency contact, blood type, medical history, current medications and dosages (generic names), allergies, reasons for prior hospitalizations and a list of immunizations and dates.
Always check the weather condition of the country you are going to have your tour before you pack up your things. Take a hat and good sneakers/ walking shoes. Sun block lotion & sunglass are always good to have. For cool evenings, take a warm jacket. For warm weather, please bring your bathing suit & beach towels.
Please check the following links for updated weather forecasts:
SAFETY MEASURES, BAGGAGE
Please pay close attention to safety and security matters regarding yourself and your possessions while abroad. Please keep your passport, airline E-tickets and any other valuables in a safe place as it is very difficult, costly and time-consuming to get a new passport issued in a foreign country. Please also keep photocopies of your passport, air ticket, credit cards, travellers' check numbers and any other important personal documentation in a separate part of your luggage.
Make sure your name, address and telephone number are clearly marked inside and outside your luggage. Do not pack airline tickets, passports, cameras, credit cards, money, medication, cameras or any valuable items in your checked luggage. If a bag is lost or damaged please report it to the airline representative on arrival at the airport immediately and get a written receipt documenting the loss or damage to your checked luggage. Please retain your baggage claim check which is usually stapled to your airline ticket on check-in. In the unlikely event of your luggage not arriving at your destination, report the missing bag to the airline immediately and this will enable your bag to be traced immediately. Don’t leave hand luggage unattended and avoid excessive displays of wealth and independent exploration of unknown areas.
Don’t take anything that will create hardship if lost. We suggest you to leave all your valuable items such as expensive jewelry or large amounts of cash at home. Carry documents, passports, airline tickets, cash, credit cards or travellers' checks, license and a photocopy of your hotel/ ship contact with you, though not all in the same place. Or you can place these valuable items locked in the hotel safety deposit box, not in the room bed, table, cabinet or drawers.
Be alert at all times for gypsies, pickpockets and muggers especially if you are in a crowded tourist area no matter in what city you visit. Do not wander around anywhere late at night on your own. Do not have bags/cameras slung over your shoulder. Do not remove money from your bag or belt bag in full view of everyone as pickpockets watch where you put your purse, for example, back in your belt bag and then they know exactly where to find it. Be careful at ATM machines, stations, airports or any public place for that matter. Unfortunately in all big cities - anywhere in the world including USA, pickpockets operate, so do not have anything on you that could be easily stolen. PLEASE BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES.
INCIDENTAL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
The hotels will maintain an individual account for your personal expenses. Please settle this account with the hotel cashier before you check out of each hotel (the night before your departure date is advisable so you do not have to waste time on the morning of departure or get caught in a long line of people waiting to settle their accounts). Personal expenses will include such items as laundry, valet, telephone calls, room service, meals (except those specified in the itinerary such as breakfast and dinner if reserved), beverages, newspapers or any other items of a personal nature including taxis.
For individual travellers, portage is not included at hotels and airports (free trolleys are available at airports) and for security reasons please keep your luggage under your personal control at all times, namely bring your own bags down to the hotel lobby on check out of each hotel and personally see that it has been placed on the bus. If anyone in the group is unable to manage his or her luggage, please ask one of your fellow travellers to help you – or ask the hotel porter to assist you and tip him accordingly. Please pay particular attention to smaller bags and items which can easily go astray.
In Israel, Jordan & Egypt, it is advisable to buy bottled mineral water though the tap water is also drinkable.
In Israel, Jordan & Egypt: 220-volt AC, 50 Hz cycles.
Adaptors should be bought prior to departure. Plugs have prongs that are round, not flat; therefore an adaptor plug is needed. The electrical current in Israel is not the same as the USA so please take special adaptors along for hairdryers, shavers, cell phones, laptop and other appliances. Please check the local voltage with the hotel before using electrical appliances. Most hotels, except the more basic accommodation, will have hairdryers.
Round-pronged and three-pinned (though many can accept two-pinned plugs).
JORDAN AND EGYPT
They are round-pronged and two-pinned.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR HOME
Remember to co-ordinate a plan with someone regarding the care of pet(s), garden, mail, newspaper deliveries and bills. Secure your house. Disconnect all electrical appliances that will not be in use. Leave to your family/ friends the Noah Tours’ phone number and your itinerary with travel details so you can be contacted in case of emergency.
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