How to Get a Jordan Visa on Arrival At Amman International Airport

I’ve shared almost every visa application I’ve ever made on my travels so far on this site, but hadn’t got round to writing about the Jordan visa on arrival yet. This guide will tell you exactly how simple it is to get a Jordan Visa on arrival at Amman International Airport.

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How to get a Jordan Visa on arrival at Amman International Airport.

Which Countries Can Get a Jordan Visa on Arrival in Amman?
I won’t list them all, but the following countries are currently eligible to get a Jordan Visa on Arrival in Amman:
Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, France, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia, Estonia, Slovenia, Germany, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Finland, Iceland, Spain…

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Looking down on the monastery in Petra, Jordan.

Which Countries Need a Visa in Advance to Visit Jordan?
Most African countries need a visa in advance, as well as Colombia, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar.

Which Countries Don’t Even Need to Get a Jordan Visa on Arrival in Amman?
These countries (which are Muslim countries) are all visa exempt: Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

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Arrival into Amman Airport, Jordan.

How much does a Jordan Visa on Arrival in Amman cost?
The cost is 20 Jordan Dinars (About $29 US) and is payable in local cash only. There is a bureau de change right opposite the immigration counters, so please go here and change your US Dollars (or other currency such as Euros, Pounds, UAE Dirhams etc.). Just to clarify, payment for the Jordan visa is only in Jordanian Dinars, no credit cards payments or US Dollars are accepted.

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Payment in Jordanian Dinars only and is 20 JD.

How long does the Jordan Visa Last?
It’s usually a 30 day visa. Mine was on a British passport and I got 30 days.

Getting from the Airport to Amman
We took the local bus which is the cheap option and costs 2.25 Jordanian Dinars to the city.

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Airport Bus to Amman, Jordan.

What is there to do in Jordan?
Quite a lot – it’s a fantastic country from the ruins of Jerash and Petra, to diving and snorkelling in the south to the deserts of Wadi Rum. Here are some of my posts on backpacking in Jordan:

Top 5 Sights Aqaba Jordan
Things to do in Wadi Musa, Jordan
How to get to Israel from Jordan
Hiking in Wadi Rum Jordan
Camping in Wadi Rum Jordan

I hope this post helps you get your visa. Safe travels!

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Touring Petra in Jordan.

16 thoughts on “How to Get a Jordan Visa on Arrival At Amman International Airport

  • Hey Jonny.

    Awesome write up about getting a Jordanian Visa. according to wikitravel & the Jordanian Tourist board, you can get a free visa for Jordan. Its only if you let say sail from Nuweiba to Aqaba port or cross the Jordan border from Saudi Arabia or Israel at Aqaba

    Arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia, are granted a free visa to Jordan. There is no obligation associated with this visa, provided that they leave the country from the same border and within 1 month of arrival, and that they do not need to renew their visa.

    Meaning lets just say you go enter at the Aqaba port you must leave Jordan from that port or pay a couple of JD on exit

    Oh and if anyone ever want to avoid the whole Israel passport thing, it would be best advised to take the ferry from Aqaba to Egypt so you don’t get a Taba Border stamp.

    If you ask me entering Egypt from Taba is just dumb because the Authorities will only give you free Sinai visa or you have to get an Full Egyptian visa in Amman. You can get a full Egyptian visa in your passport on arriving at the Nuweiba port

  • Hi Martin, thanks for the comment – great advice there too and I knew the overland one was without payment as I’ve done that crossing too, but yet to write about it. These days, I travel with two passports which helps solves some of these complications. Safe travels. Jonny

  • Just to let you know Jonny, a Jordanian visa now costs 40 JD, yes forty dinars. They put the price up about two months ago and I’m writing from Amman now. Otherwise, very interesting blog you’ve got there.

  • Hi Rabin, I am just a tourist like you, you will have to check with the relevant authorities for your own nationality. I was able to get a visa at the airport in 2013. Safe travels. Jonny

  • HI
    Is it the same for a working visa, I have to visit a college in Amman to check a BTEC course on behalf of the exam board.

  • hello! I am traveling to Egypt for 10 days. I am planning to go to Jordan from Cairo. What is the best way to go to Jordan from Cairo? By bus or airplane? I am applying for Egypt visa online and planning to apply for Jordan Visa when we get to Amman. What do you think? If i am flying to Jordan from Cairo, should I land in Amman Airport? If i am taking the bus, how am i getting the visa?

  • Hi Liz, Thanks for the comment and I am extremely sorry for the huge delay in replying to you. I have been going through problems with depression and wasn’t checking the comments or messages that much. Unfortunately this article is about 7 years old so no idea on the current situation in Amman or Jordan but for sure I was only on a Tourist Visa. Stay safe. Jonny

  • Hi Betsy, Thanks for the comment and for checking my website. Apologies for the delay in response. Unfortunately I have been suffering from long-term depression caused by a liar and I wasn’t checking all comments and messages or replying. I hope you enjoyed my article on Jordan but you need to check with your embassy and government on the visa situation, I am just a tourist and writer. Stay safe. Jonny

  • Dear Maksim, Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. I have been suffering from long term depression caused by a serial liar. Due to this, I haven’t been checking emails, comments or messages as regularly, and in some cases, not replying. Thanks for the email but I am just a tourist like you – please check with immigration and local travel companies, especially now during the pandemic era. Stay safe. Best wishes. Jonny

  • Yesterday I returned from Jordan , they accept bank cards for payment as well .
    the price for single entry is 40 Jordanian dinars, if you pay by foreign banks , your bank will charge you a bit more.

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