Many people ask us if they need a visa to enter Jordan. Citizens of most Western countries do not require a visa to enter Jordan, they will be issued with a tourist visa at the border. That is to say, they can just approach the southern border crossing at Aqaba-Eilat, or the northern border crossing at Sheik Hussein-Beit Shean, pay the border tax, and receive a visa. At the Allenby Bridge (between Jerusalem and Amman), no visas are issued on the spot, but if you have pre-applied for a visa it is possible to cross. It is recommended though, to cross at either the southern or northern border, because the crossing time and experience is generally quicker and easier.
Below is a list of countries from where a visa to enter Jordan is needed, and those who do not. If your country requires prior visa clearance and you would like to join a tour to Petra or Jordan, please write to us because in some cases it is possible to arrange the visa as part of the tour reservation.
Countries NOT Requiring Prior Visa Clearance
Tourists with passports from these countries do not require prior visa clearance to enter Jordan, they can simply arrive to the border on the day of the tour.
Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, 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, Vatican City.
Australia, New Zealand
Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, 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, White Russia, 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, Venezuela.
Countries that DO Require Prior Visa Clearance to Enter Jordan
Passport holders of these countries will need to obtain a visa to enter Jordan from the Jordanian Embassy. If you hold a passport from one of these countries and would like to book a tour to Petra, please write us, because in most cases we are able to arrange it.
Albania, Macedonia, Moldavia.
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Criteria , Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea -Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Zambia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Belize, Colombia (contact us), Cuba, India.
Please note that this list is updated as of July 2018 and is provided in good faith.