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From Taba to Eilat: crossing the border of Egypt with Israel

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I left Dahab in the direction of Taba with the only bus that makes the daily journey. I left at 10:30 in the morning and the ticket came out for 25 pounds. From Mashraba I took a taxi to the station for 10 pounds more.


The second step is the metal detector and the backpack check. They opened it to me but just looked over it.

The third step is the interrogation. These are well-trained young girls. They follow a protocol of questions to the letter. The first time you get a little scared, the second time you already know them almost by heart and it is still a formality.

The fourth step begins when the girl tells you to go sit down and they will call you. They keep your passport and you to arm yourself with patience and raise awareness that it can take up to an hour or more until they call you. However, I saw that the French let him pass directly. Maybe because of the pints I wear or the beautiful stamp stamped in Syria they left me sitting there for a long time ...

After about half an hour they called me and returned my sealed passport.

You walk abroad. Another policeman checks if they have sealed your passport and you leave.

Avoid heavy taxis at the door. There is a bus that takes you to the center of Eliat and whose journey ends at Eilat station from where buses depart to the most important places in Israel. The bus departs from the border at 20 minutes of each hour and leaves for 7 shequels. If you are in a hurry, walk for a while and catch a taxi in circulation. It will leave you for about 35 shequels, much cheaper than the taxis that bet on the same border.

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