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Heavy loads in Taba, a new passenger record was broken in July Israel today


An increase of about 40% in the number of Israelis who crossed the border into Sinai, compared to the numbers in July 2019 • Since June 2022 until today, approximately 348,000 exiting and entering have passed through Taba • Due to congestion at the crossing to Sinai, the Airports Authority is asking the public to issue the entrance fee in advance

Flocking to Sinai:

a 38% increase in the number of Israelis who traveled to Sinai and passed through the Taba crossing during the month of July 2022, compared to July 2019. From June 2022 until today, approximately 348,000 Israelis have passed through Taba entering and leaving Sinai.  

In recent days there has been an increase in the traffic of passengers leaving the Taba crossing for Sinai, with an emphasis on families.

Also, there were many congestions at the crossing, with many remaining in line for long hours under the scorching sun.

Since the beginning of August, approximately 91 thousand passengers have passed through Taba.

48 thousand moved to Sinai and 37 thousand left the peninsula for Israel.

Also, about 2,000 tourists come in and out.

In July 2022, 164,982 incoming and outgoing people passed through the crossing - of which 155,557 thousand Israelis and 10,425 tourists.

In June 2022, 92,800 thousand passengers passed through Taba.

The queue at the Taba crossing, on the eve of Yom Kippur 2021, photo: Yehuda Ben Yathach

In August 2019, 230,322 thousand passengers passed through.

We will recall that this was the peak year in tourism to Sinai.

We note that the crossing is open 24/7 and the airport authority emphasizes that in order to avoid queues, the entrance fee must be issued in advance, come prepared with it, and not wait for the purchase at the last minute.

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Source: israelhayom

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