For North American travelers, visas can be obtained when arriving in Jordan at the airport or any border crossing (except the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge). Visas are free of charge for groups of five or more provided that they have booked their tour with a Jordanian ground operator and staying a minimum of 48 hours. Visitors are required to have a valid passport with an expiration date no less than six months from their time of travel and may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. Certain nationalities are required to obtain a visa from a consulate prior to departure. For more detailed information please visit www.jordanembassyus.org.
Single Entry - JD 40 (approx. USD $56), valid for two months
Double Entry - JD 70 (approx. USD $97.50), valid for three months
Multiple Entry - JD 133 (approx. USD $187.50), valid for six months
Visas must be paid in the local currency and can be extended at any police station. A departure tax of 5 JD is paid at any border crossing except the airports.
The Jordan pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been especially tailor-made for visitors to the country. It gives pass holders the ability to make the most out of their trip visiting top sights and attractions whilst saving time, money and stress.
ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJ)
Royal Jordanian Airlines is the national carrier of Jordan (www.rj.com) with direct non-stop flights to Amman from JFK, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal. RJ is part of the OneWorld Alliance.
All major international carriers and Alliances/code-share fly into Jordan including Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, KLM/Northwest, Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad, and many more. (OneWorld, Star Alliance, Sky Team)
QUEEN ALIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Queen Alia International Airport is Jordan’s main international gateway, located about 20 miles south of Amman—about half an hour by car. A bus service leaves the airport every half hour to Amman’s bus station, but the easiest way to get to the city is by taxi.
KING HUSSEIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
King Hussein International Airport is located in Aqaba, about 20 minutes from the town center and offers daily flights to/from Amman and the region.
Ports/Cruises: Aqaba receives numerous major international cruise ships sailing on the Red Sea daily and hosts its own special cruising port.
ENTERING JORDAN FROM EGYPT
By Sea: There are regular ferries to and from Egypt and Jordan. For prices and schedules please visit: www.aqaba.jo and www.abmaritime.com.jo
By Air: There are regular flights between Egypt and Aqaba or Amman.
ENTERING JORDAN FROM ISRAEL
There are two border points between Jordan and Israel and one crossing point. They are:
Embassy of Jordan Washington DC - www.jordanembassyus.org
Embassy of Jordan in Ottawa, Canada - http://www.embassyofjordan.ca/
Embassy of Jordan in Mexico City - Email: Embajada@hkj.mx
Maps of Jordan: