- Visa & Passport
- Entry & Exit Jordan
The cost of a single entry visa is 40 JD per person (around 60 USD), it is valid for 28 days. Groups of five persons or more arriving through a Jordanian tour operator are exempted from all visa charges if they stay minimum 2 nights in Jordan, arrive and depart on the same flight and are escorted by a guide throughout the tour.
Arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia, are granted a free visa to Jordan. Some nationalities need the visa prior to arrival. Contact us if you are not sure about your status.
When travelling in areas like the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, take your passport with you. Due to the close location to the border of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, passport checks are common.
Airports: Jordan has three airports and the most visitors arrive via Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), 30 minutes distant from Amman city. East of Amman, Marka Airport mainly serves as a regional airport. North of Aqaba, King Hussein International Airport (KHIA) is located, approximately a 45 minutes flight from Amman.
Border Crossings: Jordan shares borders with Israel and the Palestine Territories in the west, Syria in the north, Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the north and south. Between Syria – Jordan, you can cross two borders Jaber or Ramtha. Jaber is 80 kms away from Amman and more popular for visitors. Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year.
Three border crossings are existing between Israel/Palestine – Jordan:
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57 kms away from Amman, is open Sun – Thu 08:00 – 20:00 for arrivals and 8:00 to 14:00 for departures and Fri – Sat 08:00 – 13:00. It is not possible to obtain here a visa to Jordan. The border is closed on Yom Kippur and the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al Adha).
The Sheikh Hussein Crossing/Jordan River Terminal in the north, 90 kms away from Amman, is open Sun – Thu: 06:30 – 21:00, Fri-Sat: 08:00 – 20:00. It is closed on Yom Kippur and the Islamic New Year.
The Wadi Araba Crossing/South Border, 7 kms away from Aqaba, operates Sun – Thu 06:30 – 20:00 and Fri – Sat 08:00 – 20:00. Wadi Araba Crossing closes on Islamic New Year and Yom Kippur.
No land border connects Egypt – Jordan, but between the two countries daily ferries are operating. There is the boat service from Nuweibah to Aqaba Port, and another from Taba to Aqaba.
The border between Iraq – Jordan is called Al Karamah Border Crossing, 331 kms away from Amman. There are three border crossings Saudi Arabia – Jordan, open 24/7 throughout the year: Umari and Mudawara Border as well as the Durra Crossing, close to Aqaba.
Jordan is characterized by a Mediterranean climate ideal for year-round holidays. Best travel time is spring and autumn, as summer is hot and sunny, especially in Aqaba and at the Dead Sea. These two areas are in turn ideal for a winter break due to the mild temperatures (16-22 °C) in this season. In the rest of the country winter weather can be cool, with rain and occasional snow. Jordan is a very sunny country with average daily sunshine hours ranging from six to seven i
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Additional holidays with various dates are Easter, Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan), Eid al-Adha (end of the pilgrimage to Mecca), Islamic New Year and the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed.