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About

The Jordan River Customs House is about 10 km east of Beit She’an, near the historical Sheikh Hussein Bridge on the road between Beit She’an, Israel and Irbid, Jordan.
As part of the peace agreement between Israel and Jordan this customs house was established on 10/11/1994 on an area of 92 dunams. The facility was designed for the transfer of Israeli passengers, tourists, and commodities between the two countries.
The Jordan River Customs House is operated by the Israel Airports Authority. It includes agencies of the various government entities whose presence is required at an international border crossing, as well as the different shops and services necessary for its operation.
Currently, the customs house covers an area of about 100 dunams, with future development plans.

History

The Jordan Crossing  is an international crossroad between Israel, Jordan and Syria. The proximity to Amman, the Jordanian Industrial city of Irbid, the Haifa Port and the Northern part of Israel is an essential element related to the economic potential of the border.

1994 – The Oslo Agreement includes the Jordan Crossing agreement. The Jordan River
            Terminal is inaugurated.
1996 – Two new bridges are built over the Jordan River between the Israeli terminal and the
            Jordanian terminal in order to improve and facilitate transit of people and cargo.
1996 – Inauguration of the cargo terminal which is used by 3,122 trucks and serves to transit
            33.6 tons of goods.
1997 – Following the Transportation Agreement between Israel and Jordan, the volume of
            transportation and activity has increased dramatically.
1998 – A Duty Free Shop is opened at the terminal's hall.
2001 – Expansion of the cargo terminal with the purpose of increasing the volume of imported
            and exported goods.
2005 – Opening of the Departures Hall and a checking facility for private cars.
2006 – Development and expansion of the cargo terminal.