Jordanian government eases regulations on entry visas

[05-05-2015 01:08 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Following a meeting with Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the Jordanian Government has approved a proposal put forth by Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, to ease regulations regarding entry visas for tourists coming into Jordan. These facilitations were proposed in order to make traveling to Jordan more convenient and affordable for people of all nationalities. Following deliberations, the following amendments were agreed upon:

1) Waiving visa fees for tourists of all nationalities coming through Jordanian tour operators whether traveling individually or in groups. The visa fee is waived on the condition that the traveler/travelers spend a minimum of two consecutive nights in Jordan.

2) Waiving visa fees for individual tourists who have organized their trip to Jordan without arrangements through a tour operator and have purchased the unified tourist site ticket on the condition that they spend a minimum of three consecutive nights in Jordan.

3) Reducing visa fees for tourists entering Jordan through land borders. The visa fee will be reduced from 40JOD to 10JOD on the condition that these tourists spend a minimum of three consecutive nights in Jordan.

4) Waiving departure tax for all scheduled flights from Aqaba and Amman, on the condition that tourists purchase the unified tourist site ticket and spend a minimum of three consecutive nights in Jordan.

5) Waiving the departure tax and entry visa for all low cost and charter flights leaving King Hussein International Airport – Aqaba.

His Excellency Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities said: “The measures approved by the government aim to encourage travelers to add Jordan to their next itinerary and will aid in promoting Jordan as an accessible, safe, and inviting destination. They also reflect our dedication to constantly and vigilantly develop our products and services to cater to our guests from all around the world.”

His Excellency added: “The Jordanian tourism sector is working diligently on promoting regular and low cost flights from all around the world, specifically from new potential target markets, through the implementation of several incentive schemes and tax reductions.”
Information about this new venture will be shared by the Ministry Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board when available.

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