Jordan Entry Requirements

Jordan Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Germany Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Austria Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes, 1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

Required for citizens of the countries listed in the table above, excluding nationals of Turkey, who may stay in Jordan for tourism and business purposes up to 3 months in any 6-month period without a visa. Visa on arrival [1] For citizens of EU and EFTA countries, among others, visas are also issued on arrival at Queen Alia International and Aqaba airports (JD 40 in cash for a single entry and valid for 4 weeks. Visa entitlement to multiple entries are not issued at the airport). Travelers arriving by land must apply for a visa in advance. The responsible consular representations provide more detailed information about the necessary documents for a visa upon entry. Note: Jordanian embassies recommend applying for a visa prior to travel.

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Germany visa: €76.50 (single entry, valid for 2 months); €97.50 (double entry, valid for 3 months); €187.50 (max. 30-day stay, multiple entries, valid for 6 months, only for business trips). Visa on arrival Tourist visa: 40 JD in cash (approx. 51 €) (single entry, valid for 4 weeks).

Visa types and costs

Transit, tourist, multiple entry and business visas.


1 month, extension possible on site. Visa on arrival: 4 weeks.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on within 6 hours, have valid documents for onward travel with a seat reservation and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. For visa-free transit stays between 6 and 24 hours you have to leave the airport. The passport will be retained. In person or by post at the consulate or at the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a) 1 application form. (b) 1 color biometric passport photo. (c) Passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (d) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland, which is still valid for at least six months. (e) Fee (by bank transfer with receipt). (f) In the case of business trips, a letter from the company stating the reason for and duration of the trip, confirmation of the assumption of costs and the desired period of validity (up to 6 months) and number of entries. A stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment should be enclosed with the postal application. Documents for visa on arrival (a) Passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival. (b) Return or onward travel tickets. (c) Sufficient funds for the stay. (d) Fee.

Temporary Residence

information from the embassy.

Processing time

7-14 days. Express or same-day processing is not always possible.

Legally Required Registration

All travelers planning to stay in the country for more than 30 days must report to a police station within 28 days of arrival in Jordan. Anyone who does not comply with this obligation must expect fines.

Entry with children

German: Children’s passport or own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors may only travel when accompanied by adults who have custody. Minors traveling alone require a written travel authorization in English and German signed by the legal guardian. The travel permit must be accompanied by a copy of the passport of the person(s) having custody. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Entry with pets

A health certificate and a rabies vaccination certificate are required for dogs and cats. Birds also need a health certificate for transit. A permit from the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture is also required to import birds.

Jordan Entry Requirements