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Israel to reopen border crossing with Jordan that’s been closed since start of pandemic

One of Israel’s border crossing to Jordan that had been closed since March 2020 is set to reopen next month, as the pandemic fades in both countries.

The Wadi Araba Crossing, known as the Yitzhak Rabin terminal on the Israeli side closed during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and remained shuttered since.

Israelis may now enter and leave the Hashemite kingdom through the crossing, from July 4, the Foreign Ministry announces.

The crossing in the south of both nations connects the resort cities of Aqaba and Eilat.

Travelers will need to present a negative PCR test result from up to 72 hours prior to crossing in addition to a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

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