An Arab nation in west Asia, Jordan lies to the east of river Jordan from which it derives its name. It is almost landlocked with Israel, West bank and Dead Sea to its west, Syria to its north and Iraq and Saudi Arabia to its east and south respectively. Jordan’s capital, Amman is the country’s economic and cultural hub along with begin known as the most populous city. Compared to other Arab countries, Jordan is considered relatively liberal and modern and has maintained the authentic Middle Eastern feel even with religion and tradition playing a very important in their society. Islam is the followed by majority of the population, Sunni Islam being the dominant among it. Although a minority, Jordan Christian communities are one of the oldest in the world.
Undoubtedly the most appealing destination in the Middle East, from its epic panorama to its significant relics, Jordan is the home to many great archaeological and tourist sites. Numerous travelers visit Jordan in light of its history, and naturally so. The countries distant past is soaked with stories which is proved by its ruins. From its 2000yr old historical red rose city of Petra which till date is well preserved to its breathtaking Wadi Rum desert; Jordan is a destination on its own. Abundant with biblical sites, the tourist can trek along the journey routes specified in the Old Testament, take in perspective of the promised land uncovered to Moses and visit Bethany-by-the-Jordan where Jesus was baptized.
Requirements for a Jordan Visa and Passport:
Australian, British, Canadian, US and other EU nationals requires a passport valid for six month to enter Jordan.
On arrival in Jordan a single entry visa is obtained to Australian, British, Canadian, US and other EU nationals.
Visa free entry is allowed to nationals of Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE. In a half yearly period the Egyptian and Palestinian citizens will be granted entry for 1 month where as all other nationals will be granted 3 months for the same. Instead of passport Lebanese citizens is allowed to use a national ID card.
Single entry visa are usually valid for a month on arrival. Single entry visa in advance valid for two months; double entry visa is valid for three months; multiple entry visa is valid for six months, all from the date of issue.
The Jordan Tourism Board, as a team with other government offices and the Royal Court, keeps on rolling out improvements to make your adventure as smooth as possible. Late changes have expelled the visa passage expense of 40 Jordanian Dinar (JOD) and another ‘unified ticket’ will give guests access to each of the 35 touristic sites of the nation including the marvelous Jordan Museum.
Lastly a natural question in everybody’s minds amidst all the news about Middle East Is Jordan a safe place to visit? And the answer is sufficiently straightforward; Jordan is viewed as just as safe as whatever other prime destination on the planet. So why wait, call your travel operator and book a trip to Jordan.