We have a half-day free in Oman Jordan, I would like to cross into Palestine via the Allenby bridge to go to Jericho. The one bus of the day appears to leave too early, so is the best approach to taxi to the bridge, cost to Israeli customs, and then taxi to Jericho? If so how long would that take? What can I expect to pay?
Am not sure this can be done in a half day, and the crossings will be expensive. The Allenby Bridge is the slow crossing between the countries. I suspect you will need a multiple entry visa for Jordan.
When you leave Israel to re-enter Jordan, you have to pay an exit tax of 181 shekels. At today's mid-market rate, that's US$54, here's the official site. This crossing is mainly for Palestinian workers who live in Jordan and work here. Diplomats and other VIP's who have official need to go back and forth also use it for the convenience of being close to both countries' capitals. Some tourists use it to leave Israel and continue their trips in Jordan. While I can't be certain, I do think you cannot get a tourist visa at the crossing, so you would have to obtain the visa before then, maybe at the Israeli Embassy in Amman. The crossing is open Sun-Thurs 8.00 - 23.30 but only 8.00 - 15.30 on Fri-Sat. Even if that fits into your schedule, reread Tom's post. You never know how long it will take to cross the border in either direction.
Thank you for the information, and thoughtful reply.
Perhaps the Travel Mom from Texas will chime in. She hired a driver to explore a mountainous area north of Amman that she quite enjoyed.
Just seeing Tom’s reply…. I didn’t answer originally because I stayed in Jordan the entire time for my trip and didn’t even research a tiny bit about going into Israel. However I am certainly happy to pass along info for the excellent driver I had in Jordan.