Border post is about 200 m ahead.
Photographed from Egyptian side. Building with yellow roof is in Israel.
From Egypt towards Israel. Exit gate from
Black and white sidewalk is Egypt, red
and white is Israel. Egypt exit gate.
In December 2009 Israeli exit tax was
ILS 94,50 (about USD 25) per person. Entry tax for Egypt was EGP 75 (about
US 13,70) per person. The Egyptian entry tax was collected at a check
point at the exit of Taba (about 1 km from the borderline), allowing
visitors from Israel to visit the casinos at the Taba hotels tax-free.
Arriving from Israel one did not need an Egyptian
visa for South Sinai (Aqaba Coast & St. Cathriane's Monastry), but if you
would have, you could reenter as long as your visa was not
closed – and visit Cairo or Luxor. Although when we returned
back to Egypt from Israel a person in the Egyptian terminal (dressed a
civilian jacket but uniform trouslers and shoes) obviously cooperating
with the Egyptian border official, tried to sell us "tourist
warranty" for USD 50-100 per person because they claimed our
Egyptian visa no longer was valid since we had left Egypt already once.
Later we understood the visa was not closed as long as the visa label
was not stamped twice (entry + exit). An Taba exit stamp next to the
visa label in your passport seemed to permit reentry to the African part
of Egypt, no matter what the passport control at Taba claimed.