Neighboring Jordan is a popular destination for Israeli visitors, so we field a number of questions about visas for entering Jordan. No matter where you’re crossing the border, you will need an entry visa, though they’re relatively simple to get. Whether you’re visiting the wondrous desert of Wadi Rum, adventuring in Aqaba, or passing through Petra, we’ve got your back! To see all of the best that Jordan has to offer, why not set out on our 3 day highlights of Jordan tour?
Do I need a Visa to Enter Jordan?
First and foremost, visas are necessary for foreign visitors to Jordan. Citizens of most Western countries do not require a visa in advance to enter Jordan. You will simply receive a tourist visa at the border when crossing into Jordan. This is easiest at the southern border crossing between Eilat and Aqaba (Yitzhak Rabin/Arava Border). It’s also simple at the northern border crossing at Beit Shean (Sheik Hussein Border). You will pay a border tax of around 65 USD in order to receive your visa.
At the Allenby Bridge (between Jerusalem and Amman), no visas are issued. If you have a prearranged visa issued in your country of origin, only then it is possible to cross here. However, it is recommended to cross at either the southern or northern borders. Both the waiting time and experience is generally better and easier. All of our tours cross through these two borders.
Below is a comprehensive list of countries that require a prearranged visa to enter Jordan. If your country requires prior visa clearance and you would like to join a tour to Petra or Jordan, please contact us. Usually, it is possible to arrange the visa as part of your tour reservation, which we would be glad to assist you with. You may also take care of the prior visa approval on your own. Whether you require prior visa clearance or not, you must still pay the $60 visa fee at the border.
Countries THAT REQUIRE Prior Visas For Entering Jordan
Passport holders from the following countries will need to obtain a visa from the Jordanian Embassy to enter Jordan. If you hold a passport from any one of these countries and would like to book one of our tours to Petra, please contact us to arrange it on your behalf for a fee of $100. We require a copy of your passport to be sent to us at least one month in advance in order to ensure enough time for approval. We will then bring your visa clearance letter and present it with your passport at the border. If you are going on a tour to Petra with us, you will also be required to pay the $65 border fee. Two of our most popular tours include our 2 day trip to Wadi Rum and Petra and our single day tour to Petra, leaving from either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Belize, Colombia (contact us), Cuba, and India.
Countries THAT do not REQUIRE Prior Visas For Entering Jordan
Tourists traveling on passports from the following countries do not require prior visa clearance to enter Jordan. They can simply arrive at the border on the day of the tour. You will need to pay a $60 visa fee at the border and if you are on one of our tours, you will also need to pay a $65 border fee.
Canada, and the USA.
Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom & Northern Ireland, and Vatican City.
Australia, and New Zealand.
Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.
Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, China, China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, North Korea, Oman, Palestine/ PNA Passport Holders, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Belarus, and Yemen.
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Important: This information is updated as regularly as possible, however, changes to the regulations may be made without warning. We recommend you check with us if your country requires visas for entering Jordan when booking your tour.