New Araba Crossing Rules

The new rules of the Araba border crossing between Jordan and Israel are clarified, and here they are as received from the our travel agent:

  1. All Tourist groups crossing from the Wadi Araba border will be charged the amount of 40JD for Jordanian visa, 20JD for Aqaba special zone services will be charged along with taxes applied in the Jordanian borders and customs law; under these conditions:
    1. All nationalities:
    • A list of the traveling party is presented through a travel agent, regardless of group number, that includes all the information of the visitor is provided to the Aqaba directorate of tourism.
    • An Exemption of Visa and ASEZA fees is given to all visitors who stay in Jordan for more than 2 nights
    • If a visitor does not stay for more than 2 nights in Jordan they will be subject to Visa fees and ASEZA fees, as well as the general border tax and fees
    • If a visitor stays for less than 2 nights and visits Petra, they are exempted from paying the ASEZA fees of 20JD but pay the visa fees and the borders tax and fees
    • Exit visa is 10JD
    • 5 JD for every Jordanian car that leaves via Jordanian borders
    • 25JD for every non-Jordanian vehicle that leaves via Jordanian borders
    • All visa procedures are issued in the same day of application unless there are security restrictions
  1. Israeli Nationals
    • A list of the traveling party is presented regardless of number to the tourism directorate
    • ASEZA will arrange for the approvals related to the visa within 48 hours
    • visitors staying for more than 2 nights in Jordan are exepted from visa and ASEZA fees
    • Visitors who does not stay for more than 2 nights in Jordan they will be subject to Visa fees and ASEZA fees, as well as the general border tax and fees
    • If a visitor stays for less than 2 nights and visits Petra, they are exempted from paying the ASEZA fees of 20JD but pay the visa fees and the borders tax and fees
    • Exit visa is 10JD
    • 5 JD for every Jordanian car that leaves via Jordanian borders
    • 25JD for every non-Jordanian vehicle that leaves via Jordanian borders
    • Local travel agents will commit to providing all the necessary documents according to procedures
    • Travel agents are not required to be registered in ASEZA but they have to be registered with the Ministry of Tourism
    • Travel agents take full responsibility on keeping up with tracking of documentation and fees paid, if a visiting group fails to meet the above regulations or if documents are not given according to procedure, the travel agent will be responsible to complete the missing procedures within a week otherwise they will be forced to stop operation and all exemptions will no longer be applicable, where the violating group will then be subject to visa and ASEZA fees along with general border tax and fees.

 

  1. All other borders, seaports,  and airports will continue to operate with the general tax and fees only.