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King Hussein/Allenby crossing

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I am traveling to Jordan and Israel in October 2008. I need some feedback on my preliminary itinerary.

The Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Sukkot will take place during my trip. As I understand, the entire country of Israel practically shuts down during those days, making it hard on tourist because of closed sites, businesses, restaurants, no public transportation, etc. So I have planned my trip so that I will be in Jordan on those days, visiting Amman and Petra.

But here's my issue: the itinerary I planned will have me cross the border a total of 4 times in my two week trip. All of these crossings will be at the King Hussein/Allenby crossing. I'm hoping some of you that have recent, first-hand experience with that border crossing will weigh in and tell me if I'm setting myself up for too many hassles. I'm aware that I'll have to pay entry/exit fees each time -- that's not a big problem. But will I end up wasting so much time during the crossing so that it is not worth it, particularly if I plan on crossing promptly when the border opens each morning at 8:00 am? If it is going to be that much of a hassle, I'll just change my itinerary so that I only cross twice. By the way: I'm an American, with no other stamps in my passport that might cause me problems. Thanks for all your help.

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