Jordan Crossing Borders

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 20 JDs ($30) for single entry valid for two weeks but easily extended at the nearest police station, or 60 JDs ($85) 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 5 JDs ($7) is paid at any border crossings except the airports

Crossing from 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 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs for arrivals and 8:00 to 14:00 for departures, and Fri-Sat 08:00hrs – 13:00hrs. PLEASE NOTE: 
    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), open 24/7 throughout the year.
  • 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 – 22:00hrs and Fri – Sat 0800hrs – 20:00hrs.

At these crossings, visas for most nationalities can be obtained at the border; prior permits are not needed except for restricted nationalities. Wadi Araba Crossing closes on Islamic New Year day and Yom Kippur.