Jordan Borders

Borders: Travel by Land

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 ).. Visa fees are 40 JD / $ 60 for single entry to be paid in local currency and are valid for two weeks but can be extended at any police station. Few formalities need to be observed when departing Jordan. A departure tax of 10 JD is paid at any border crossings except the airports.

Land entry into Jordan is possible through Egypt ,Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

From Syria:

Coming to Jordan by road from Syria, you can cross into Jaber or Ramtha.
Jaber is 80 kms away from Amman and is most commonly used by visitors while Ramtha 90 kms away is mainly for cargo. Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year.

From Israel:

Jordan is on Israel’s eastern border, and the border crossings between the two countries have been open since the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, with three crossing points currently in operation.

From Iraq:

Coming to Jordan by road from Iraq through Al Karamah Border Crossing which is 331 kms away from Amman and is open 24/7 throughout the year.

From Saudi Arabia:

There are three border crossings with Saudi Arabia from the east:
• Umari Border Crossing: 155 kms away from Amman and is open 24/7 throughout the year.

• Mudawara Border Crossing: 322 kms away from Amman, and is open 24/7 throught the year.

• Durra Border Crossing: It is in the south , 349 kms away from Amman and is open 24/7 throuhgout the year.

The Wadi ArabaTerminal:

The Wadi Araba Terminal, was the first border crossing to be opened between Jordan and Israel. Located about three kilometers north of Aqaba & Eilat, it serves those interested in short visits between the two countries. It is used by tourists and Israelis, as well as for cargo.

Wadi Araba Crossing/South Border, located in the south, 324 kms 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 crossing, 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.
The Allenby Border Terminal (King Hussein Bridge)
The Allenby Border Terminal is the southernmost Jordan River crossing. Located in the Jordan Valley, east of Jericho (Yerikho), it is about an hour’s drive from Jerusalem in Israel and from Amman in Jordan, and is the shortest route between Ammanand the cities in Israel’s center. The terminal also serves the Palestinian Authority, and is permitted for use by Palestinians and foreign tourists. It is also a cargo crossing point between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57 kms away from Amman, located in the southern Jordan Valley, 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.


  • Prior visas must be arranged and cannot be obtained at the border. Private cars and tour buses cannot cross – travelers must change vehicles upon crossing or use the other two border crossings.

  • The Jordan River Border Terminal (Sheikh Hussein crossing)

Sheikh Hussein crossing /North Border, 90 kms away from Amman. located in the north close to Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), open 24/7 throughout the year.

Jordan Visa

Important Notice :

Please Note that these regulations are changed on a regular basis by the different governments, can not be liable for any information that could have been changed since we checked it. It is the responsibility of each passenger to check the different conditions of entry to the desired country .

Visas are issued from Jordanian diplomatic and consular missions abroad or from major ports of entry according to regulations based on reciprocity with all countries according to the following categories:

Citizens of the following countries are required to obtain a visa 2-4 weeks in advance:

A. Africa:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’lviore, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.

B. Asia:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran, Laos, Lebanon, Mangolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia.

D. South America:
Belize, Colombia, Cuba.

Citizens from all other countries except for those from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen (exempt from visa to Jordan), are required to obtain a visa from the Jordanian missions, consulates abroad or border points upon their arrival to kingdom.

Applicants for a visa should attach a recent colored photo with the passport (minimum validity of six months) and fees.

Since Jordan’s membership with the WTO, visa fees were set as follows:

40 JOD for 1 entry only / 60 JOD for 2 entries / 120 JOD for multiple entry.

Note: (Each exchange rate for $1.50 or euro1 is JD1)