Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. You can also obtain a visa upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport or at any other border crossing (except the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge) and the ferryboat from Egypt). Visa fees are 40 JDs ($56) for single entry valid for one month but easily extended at the nearest police station, or 120 JDs ($170) for multiple entries, valid for six months and non-extendable, to be paid in local currency. Few formalities need to be observed when departing Jordan: A departure tax of 8 JDs ($13) is paid at any border crossings except the airports.
Coming to Jordan by road from Syria, you can cross into Jaber or Ramtha.
Jaber is 80km away from Amman and is most commonly used by visitors, while Ramtha is 90km away and is mainly for cargo. Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year.
There are three border crossings between Jordan
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57km away from Amman, is located in the
southern Jordan Valley and is open Sun–Thurs 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs for arrivals
and 8:00 to 14:00 for departures, and Fri-Sat 08:00hrs – 13:00hrs.
Prior visas must be arranged and cannot be obtained at the border. Private cars
and tour buses cannot cross – travellers must change vehicles upon crossing or
use the other two border crossings.
Sheikh Hussein crossing /North Border is 90km away from Amman. It is located in
the north, close to Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), these are open Sunday -
Thursday: 08:00hrs - 22:00hrs and Friday - Saturday: 09:00hrs - 20:00hrs.
At this crossing, visas for most nationalities can be obtained at the border;
prior permits are not needed except for restricted nationalities
Wadi Araba Crossing/South Border, located in the south, 324km away from Amman,
connecting the two Red Sea resorts of Eilat and Aqaba. These are open Sun–Thurs
06:30hrs – 20:00hrs and Fri – Sat 0800hrs – 20:00hrs.
Kindly note that starting 1st of January 2016, entry visas will no longer be
issued at the Wadi Araba Border Crossing. The only exceptions are Israeli tour
groups and others carrying proper entry documentation entering Jordan for
tourism purposes. Moreover, Israeli tourists and those carrying proper entry
documents, who have bought the 90JOD entrance ticket to the Petra Archeological
Site, will be exempt from the obligatory 24 hour stay in Jordan under the
They should submit manifest lists and travel
documents pertaining to the tour group to the Tourism and Marketing
Directorate of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority at a minimum of 24
hour prior to the group’s arrival to the country, so that visas and
clearances can be issued smoothly in accordance with laws and procedures.
Local tour operators should submit necessary
insurances that guarantees that all members of the touristic group will
leave through the Wadi Araba Border Crossing and not through any order point
All member of the original submitted
manifest are present upon departure; permissions for departure will not be
granted to groups in which members included on the original manifest are not
No visa will be issued for any other
nationality through the Wadi Araba Crossing and entrance will only be
granted to those who have obtained an entry visa to Jordan through Jordanian
Embassies abroad prior to their arrival at the border crossing.
Wadi Araba Crossing closes on Islamic New Year
day and Yom Kippur.
These hours and regulations are all subject to change. For up-to-date details
and information on which nationalities cannot obtain visas, contact a travel
agent in Jordan.
Visitors can travel to Jordan by road from Iraq through Al-Karamah Border Crossing, which is 331km away from Amman and is open 24/7 throughout the year.
There are three border crossings with Saudi Arabia from the east:
Umari Border Crossing: 155km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
Mudawara Border Crossing: 322km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
Durra Border Crossing: It is to the south , 349km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.