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Title: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Ploni3 on January 08, 2020, 07:52:38 PM
Anyone care to comment on recent experience going over the border from Eilat for one night to Taba to stay at a Taba hotel?  I see there's an Egged bus from the city to the border but what then? Any border fees? How much time does it take to cross the border? How is getting from border to the hotel and back?  Any problems bringing tefilin and a tallis? Any safety issues? Do they give you a new tourist visa when returning to Israel with 90 more days? Any issues crossing at night? Thanks
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: justmeha on January 08, 2020, 10:10:10 PM
Anyone care to comment on recent experience going over the border from Eilat for one night to Taba to stay at a Taba hotel?  I see there's an Egged bus from the city to the border but what then? Any border fees? How much time does it take to cross the border? How is getting from border to the hotel and back?  Any problems bringing tefilin and a tallis? Any safety issues? Do they give you a new tourist visa when returning to Israel with 90 more days? Any issues crossing at night? Thanks
i think @bluestrings  did it
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: shwarmabob on January 08, 2020, 10:41:39 PM
Any safety issues?
yes
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Boruch Parnes on January 08, 2020, 11:04:34 PM
yes
disagree
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: ah giten on January 08, 2020, 11:24:50 PM
alot of bucherim cross to play at the casinos there, AFAIK they have hotels just across the border, built for Israelis, which they very much welcome....
but I wasn't there myself.
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Z56 on January 08, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
I was there years ago

For a few hours
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: menachemd1 on January 09, 2020, 08:15:03 AM
Anyone care to comment on recent experience going over the border from Eilat for one night to Taba to stay at a Taba hotel?  I see there's an Egged bus from the city to the border but what then? Any border fees? How much time does it take to cross the border? How is getting from border to the hotel and back?  Any problems bringing tefilin and a tallis? Any safety issues? Do they give you a new tourist visa when returning to Israel with 90 more days? Any issues crossing at night? Thanks
Its no big deal you just get to the border with your car and park there or take a taxi which should be around 40-70 shekels from hotel zone eilat
border fees are 100 shekels and its only if you have luggage, most of the times it shouldn't take long to enter from Israel to taba as you can probably use the machines but on the return it might take longer, all hotels are within a 5 min walk from the border i would recommend taking Movinpick as its the nicest from the 3 hotels,no problem bringing along tallies and tefillan, no issues crossing at night, about the 90 day visa if you have already overstayed they might make you wait on the return for a while and most probably wont extend the B2
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Ploni3 on January 09, 2020, 08:18:56 AM
Thanks for all that information - and I take from it that you personally have done this. The question for the visa is not if one has already ovestayed but if very near the end of 3 months - does this start a new 90 day clock or do they consider it as if you never left since you only went to Taba?
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: menachemd1 on January 09, 2020, 08:40:30 AM
99% they won't renew it, they might give you a 30 day visa and you will also wanta be prepared with a fake return ticket or itinerary to show them
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Ploni3 on January 09, 2020, 08:47:08 AM
Hmmm
Already has a legitimate ticket to leave Israel 5 days later. Problem is that current visa expires in 3 days...and absolutely cannot risk being marked as overstaying B2 because must be back in country later this year for an extended period of time. So only need a few days extension. I guess it's not a sure thing one will get any extension.
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: buchir on January 09, 2020, 09:04:31 AM
Hmmm
Already has a legitimate ticket to leave Israel 5 days later. Problem is that current visa expires in 3 days...and absolutely cannot risk being marked as overstaying B2 because must be back in country later this year for an extended period of time. So only need a few days extension. I guess it's not a sure thing one will get any extension.
if your not a real tourist... and you have been in Israel for a while on B2 visas they might not let you through (from experience :().
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: Ploni3 on January 09, 2020, 09:06:38 AM
If really a student for a couple semesters? Or is the issue living there or working there?
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: buchir on January 09, 2020, 09:11:56 AM
If really a student for a couple semesters? Or is the issue living there or working there?
I was a student.
Title: Re: Taba, Egypt
Post by: travel agent on January 30, 2020, 04:30:58 PM
if your not a real tourist... and you have been in Israel for a while on B2 visas they might not let you through (from experience :().
up to 6 months stay they usually dont make any problems