How to get to Jordan
Visas to Jordan
Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy or consulate abroad. A visa can also be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (for unrestricted nationalities) or at any other border crossing except King Hussein Bridge and the ferryboat from Egypt. Visas are valid for one month, but can be extended at any police station.
Restricted Nationalities regulations
You will need to get in contact with the closest Jordanian Embassy in order to obtain a visa before you arrival.
Contact Flow Travel to arrange the permission for you to enter Jordan, usually takes up to one month. Bank guarantee is required for some nationalities. Please contact us for more information.
Restricted nationalities https://moi.gov.jo/EN/Pages/Restricted_and_Non_Restricted_Countries_Nationalities
Non-restricted Nationalities regulations
Visa can be obtained upon arrival; it will cost a total of 40 Jordanian Dinars for tourists staying in Jordan for less than 3 days & free of charge for tourists staying for more than 3 days having the meet & assist services by Flow Travel.
Negative COVID-19 test that was conducted with the last 3 days (72 hours) before your arrival.
Medical travel insurance
Fill Application form at www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo
complete your payment as You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Jordan at your own cost of 20 JOD, children below 5 years of age are exempted – Your application will not be processed unless payment is made.
Receive the Approval
Upon successful completion and submission of this form, you will receive a confirmation code via email, which must be presented at the check-in counter at the airport of departure.
Upload PCR Test
Evidence of negative PCR tests conducted from the country/region of departure and confirmation code must be presented at the check-in desk at the airport of departure for each traveller.
“Effective from 01st March, 2022, PCR test prior arrival and upon arrival will no longer be required”
Arriving by Air
Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is the main airport in Jordan. There are 20 international airline carriers that fly into Queen Alia International Airport, located 35km south of Amman. The easiest way to reach downtown Amman from the airport is by taxi; the journey takes approx. 30-45 minutes, and the fare is about 15 JDs (equivalent to around $22 USD). However, shuttle buses to the city centre bus station are also available; leaving the airport every half-hour.
Amman Civil Airport
Also located in Amman, Amman Civil Airport serves as a regional airport for domestic and nearby international routes. Home to the Royal Wings, Jordan Aviation, and Arab Wings airlines; Amman Civil Airport is operational 24 hours a day.
King Hussein International Airport
As Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea located in Aqaba, King Hussein International Airport (KHIA) is approximately a 45-minute flight from either of Amman’s airports.
Arriving by Land: Border Crossing
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 (approximately 56 USD) for single entry valid for one month but easily extended at the nearest police station. For a six months, non-extendable visa; travelers must pay 120 JDs (approximately 170 USD) for multiple entries, to be paid in local currency. Luckily, few formalities need to be observed when departing Jordan: A departure tax of 8 JDs (approximately 13 USD) is paid at any border crossings, except the airports.
Syria: 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.
Palestine-Israel: There are three border crossings between Jordan and Palestine-Israel.
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57km away from Amman, is located in the southern Jordan Valley and is open Sun–Thurs 07:30hrs – 22:00hrs, and Fri-Sat 07:30hrs – 13:00hrs.
PLEASE NOTE: Visas must be arranged before hand and cannot be obtained at the border. Additionally, private cars and tour buses cannot cross international borders – travelers must change vehicles upon crossing or use the other two border crossings.
Sheikh Hussein crossing /Northern Border is 90km away from Amman. It is located in the north, close to Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee),
Sunday – Thursday: 08:00hrs – 18:00hrs
Friday: 8:00 – 18:00hrs
Saturday: 08:30hrs – 18:00hrs.
Most nationalities can obtain visas 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.
Sunday–Thursday: 06:30hrs – 20:00hrs
Friday – Saturday: 0800hrs – 20:00hrs.
As of 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 purchased the 90JOD entrance ticket to the Petra Archeological Site, will be exempt from the obligatory 24 hour stay in Jordan under the following conditions:
So that visas and clearances can be issued smoothly in accordance with laws and procedures, all tour groups must submit a travel manifest and other relevant documents 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. Local tour operators must submit the necessary insurances; guaranteeing that all members of the tourism group will depart through the Wadi Araba Border Crossing. All member of the original submitted manifest are present upon departure; permissions for departure will not be granted to groups in which all the original members are not present.
No visa shall be issued for other nationalities 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.
Note* Wadi Araba Crossing closes on Islamic New Year day and Yom Kippur.
PLEASE NOTE: Hours and regulations are subject to change. For up-to-date details and information on which nationalities cannot obtain visas, contact a travel agent in Jordan
Iraq: 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.
Saudi Arabia: 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: located in southern Jordan , 349km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
Arriving via Cruise Ship:
Ports: The Port of Aqaba is situated in southern Jordan on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. It can accommodate ships handling a wide variety of cargo. The port also has a separate passenger terminal, which services cruise and passenger ships. The Aqaba port has the capacity to handle up to 23 ships of various sizes and models, in addition to 8 ships in anchorage.
The major shipping lines utilizing the Aqaba Port: Maersk- Sealand, PIL, M,SC, Evergreen, P&O Nedloyd, HUAL, COSCO, UASC, SETH, NYK, APL, CMA, Gearbulk, Messina, Wan Hai Line and Wallinus.
Shipping agents for cruise liners include: Amin Kawar & Sons, AB Maritime & Gharghour.