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 ($56) for single entry valid for one month but easily extended at the nearest police station. For a six months, non-extendable visa; travellers must pay 120 JDs ($170) 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 ($13) 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.


Israel:

There are three border crossings between Jordan and 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 – travellers 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),  

Operating Hours:

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. 

Operating Hours:

 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:

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.