The Jordanian Authorities have reported changes in the fringe intersection and visa requirements for entering Jordan by means of the Arava Border Crossing alongside Eilat and Aqaba, from January 1, 2016. The progressions may confound, yet take note of that all visits to Petra will keep on operating with negligible changes. This article is intended to stay up with the latest with the adjustments in the fringe intersection and visa requirements.
Border crossing and visa situation until 2016
Until 2016, the situation has been as follows:
- At the Arava Border Crossing, most nationalities have not been required to pre-arrange a visa (visa is granted on the spot) and the visa has been issued without charge. The fees for crossing the border are taxes to the Israeli and Jordanian authorities which total $65 per person.
- Tours from Eilat to Petra, as well as many tours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Petra, cross via the Arava Crossing as the border taxes here are cheaper than the two northern crossings (Allenby and Sheikh Hussein/Beit Shean/River Jordan), and the journey to Petra is quicker.
- At the Beit Shean Border Crossing (AKA Sheikh Hussein/River Jordan), visas are also issued to most nationalities without charge, but border taxes are higher, a total of $107 per person
Border Crossing and Visa situation from January 2016
From January 1, the changes are expected to be as follows:
- The Arava Border Crossing will no longer issue visas to individual travelers. Tourists traveling on our tours will be able to receive a visa at the border for a $60 fee plus the existing $65 border crossing fee including assistance. Tours to Petra will continue to operate.
- The Allenby and Beit Shean crossings will have the same procedures and pricing as before.