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Travel to Jordan/Region

Travel to Jordan / Region

  1. Travel to Jordan
  2. Travel to Israel/West Bank
  3. Travel to Syria
  4. Travel to Saudi Arabia 

 

 Travel to Jordan


    Please note that information on visa fees and requirements is subject to change. For the latest information on travel Jordan, including visa requirements, please see the State Department's Country Specific Information for Jordan or check with the nearest Jordanian Embassy or Consulate.

    Registering Your Travel

    The Department of State strongly encourages all U.S. citizens traveling abroad to register their travel.  Registering allows us to provide you with important information related to your travel plans and safety matters.  Follow the link for additional details on enrolling with the Embassy.

    Entry/Exit Requirements For U.S. Citizens

    A passport and a visa are required.  Jordan issues visas to U.S. citizens for a fee at most international ports of entry and at most international land border crossings upon arrival. The visa currently costs 40 JD ($56.50 USD) for a single entry, 60 JD ($85.00 USD) for two entries, and 120 JD ($170.00 USD) for a multiple entry visa.  However, visas are not issued upon arrival at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge land border crossing.  U.S. citizens must already be in possession of a valid visa to Jordan or have a special entry permit from the Jordanian Ministry of Interior to enter Jordan at this crossing.

    U.S. citizens are typically given visas that are valid for 30 days.  Foreigners who wish to stay longer than the time given to them by Jordanian immigration upon entry into Jordan must register at a Jordanian police station before expiration of that time.  Travelers who fail to register properly subject themselves to a fine of 1.5 JD (approximately $2.10 USD) per day of overstay.  This fine is usually assessed at departure.

    If you are transiting through Queen Alia International Airport and are not leaving the airport, no visa is needed.


    Travel to Israel and the West Bank

    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and about threats to themselves and to U.S. interests in those locations.  The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to remain mindful of security factors when planning travel to Israel and the West Bank and to avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip.  All U.S. citizens should thoroughly review the State Department Travel Warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

    Denial of Entry into Israel or the West Bank

    U.S. passport holders are occasionally denied entry into Israel or the West Bank at one of the border crossings.  They may also be subject to lengthy delays and security checks.  

    Entry into Israel and the West Bank is subject to the authority of the relevant border officials.  

    Please note that Ben Gurion International Airport, the Jordan River-Sheikh Hussein border crossing in the north, and the Rabin-Arava border crossing in the south, fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and specific issues involving these crossings should be addressed there.

    For further information on entry in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, please see the website of the Consulate General in Jerusalem.

    Travel to Syria

    Please note:
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated October 7, 2013, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains volatile and unpredictable as a civil war between government and armed anti-government groups continues throughout the country, along with an increased risk of kidnappings, bombings, murder, and terrorism.

    The Embassy attempts to provide the most current information on visa requirments, however requirements are subject to change. For the latest information on Syrian visa requirements, travelers should contact the nearest Syrian Embassy or Consulate.

    Currently, Syria does not grant visas to U.S. Citizens at the point of entry. U.S. citizens traveling to Syria need to obtain tourist visas from the Syrian diplomatic mission in their country of residence before arrival into Syria. In general, travelers transiting to Syria through Jordan will not be granted Syrian visas by the Syrian Embassy in Amman unless they have residency in Jordan.

    For more information on requirements and travel alerts and warnings for Syria, please visit http://travel.state.gov/ and the Country Specific Information for Syria.

    Travel to Saudi Arabia

    All visitors to Saudi Arabia need to obtain a visa in advance from a Saudi diplomatic mission. For the latest information on travel to Saudi Arabia, U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Saudi Arabia or contact the nearest Saudi Embassy or Consulate.

    Travel for Hajj or Umrah

    The Embassy regularly sees U.S. citizens hoping to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah denied Saudi visas at the Saudi Embassy in Amman because they are not applying in their country of citizenship. The Embassy cannot assist citizens in obtaining visas from the Saudi Embassy. The requirements for obtaining a Hajj or Umrah visa are located on the website Saudi Embassy in Washington. For the latest information on Hajj or Umrah visas, U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact the nearest Saudi diplomatic mission.