Do I need a passport or visa to enter?
A passport with a validity of at least six months 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 25 JD ($37.50 USD) for a single entry, 45 JD ($67.50 USD) for two entries, and 65 JD ($97.50 USD) for a multiple entry. Please note that visas are not issued upon arrival at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge land border crossing. U.S. citizens must already have 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 who depart Jordan via the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge may return to Jordan through the same bridge without a new visa as long as the current visa is still valid. An exit fee of 8 JD ($11.30) is assessed to all visitors departing through the Allenby Bridge. Visas can also be obtained from any Jordanian embassy or consulate ahead of travel for 25 JD (approximately $37) for single entry; 45 JD (approximately $67) for two entries; and 65 JD (approximately $97) for multiple entries.
For more information regarding travel to the West Bank and Jerusalem, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.
U.S. citizens are typically given visas that are valid for 30 days. Foreigners who wish to stay longer than the time limit given to them by Jordanian immigration upon entry into Jordan must register at a Jordanian police station before expiration of that time limit. Travelers who fail to properly register subject themselves to a fine of 1.5 JD (approximately $2.25 USD) per day beyond their permitted length of stay. This fine is usually assessed at departure.
Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Jordan. Jordan does not permit entry or residency for foreign nationals with HIV/AIDS. Travelers known to have HIV are denied entry at ports of entry, including land border crossings. Travelers seeking to extend their stay beyond the initial timeframe are legally required to have an AIDS test performed at a government medical facility. Those who fail to submit to the test or who test positive for HIV are deported. For further information, please see the Embassy of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan website before you travel.
Travelers should check the Country Specific Information and any existing Travel Warnings and TravelAlerts for all countries they plan to visit during their travel to the region. Border crossing requirements may change, and borders may be closed during periods of heightened security. For further information, travelers may contact the Embassyof the HashemiteKingdom of Jordan at 3504 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008, or by telephone at (202) 966-2861 or (202) 966-2664. Jordan also maintains Honorary Consulates in Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.