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Visa policy for Jordan
The visa policy of Jordan determines which countries do not need a visa to travel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and who may enter the country without a visa.
Regardless of whether they need a visa for Jordan or not, most foreign citizens are required to present a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay, containing at least 2 blank pages, to gain entry to the Kingdom. Currently, there are not any Jordan visa bans in place for any foreign citizen.
A few exceptions include citizens of Lebanon and EU countries (except for Croatia), who may present a valid national ID card if arriving at Aqaba Airport on a direct flight from Brussels. It is also necessary for all foreign visitors arriving in Jordan to hold a non-refundable return flight ticket, except of Government workers transiting onward to Iraq.
At present, citizens of around 10 countries are granted visa-free entry to Jordan for varying periods of stay from 1 month up to 3 months depending on their nationality, including nationals of all member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
All other foreign citizens are required to obtain an approved visa for Jordan. This may be a visa on arrival or an embassy visa from a diplomatic government office of Jordan in advance.
Foreign nationals can get a free Jordan visa online when applying for a tourist package named the Jordan Pass. This covers entry to over 40 of the country’s most popular tourist sites, including Petra. It also includes the cost of a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or from a diplomatic mission.
Strictly speaking, there is no electronic visa for Jordan. Travelers can apply online for the Jordan Pass, which includes the visa fee, and is sometimes referred to as a Jordan eVisa. However, holders must still collect their visa.
Most nationalities eligible for the Jordan Pass can get their free visa on arrival.
Those not eligible for the visa on arrival can use the QR code from their Jordan Pass to apply for an embassy visa for Jordan free of charge.
Those who wish to travel to Jordan for purposes other than tourism are required to apply for a visa at the nearest Jordanian embassy or consulate.
Further information about the different visa types for Jordan can be found below.