Jordan is located in the Middle East and borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, Israel, and Iraq. Covering some 89,342 sq.km., it is located at 31 00 N, 36 00 E.
BY PLANE & From the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The main access by plane is through the airport that is most frequently used, Royal Jordanian and more than 20 international air carriers fly into Queen Alia International Airport, located 35km south of Amman. The flying time from the major European cities is about four hours.
There are two terminals: Terminal 1 is used for most Royal Jordanian flights and Terminal 2 is used by other airlines. The terminals are within easy walking distance, on opposite sides of the airport road. Both terminals have ATMs, foreign-exchange counters, a post office and left-luggage.
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Address: Mohammad Ali Janah St., Building No. 37
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 302 Amman 11118
President and CEO: Saad Darwaszeh
The shared border crossings with its neighboring countries allow you to enter Jordan from border crossing
Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. You can also obtain a visa upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport or at any other border crossing (except the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge) and the ferryboat from Egypt). Visa fees are 40 JDs ($56) for single entry valid for one month but easily extended at the nearest police station, or 120 JDs ($170) for multiple entries, valid for six months and non-extendable, to be paid in local currency. Few formalities need to be observed when departing Jordan: A departure tax of 8 JDs ($13) is paid at any border crossings except the airports.
Coming to Jordan by road from Syria, you can cross into Jaber or Ramtha.
Jaber is 80km away from Amman and is most commonly used by visitors, while Ramtha is 90km away and is mainly for cargo. Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year.
There are three border crossings between Jordan and Israel.
The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57km away from Amman, is located in the southern Jordan Valley and is open Sun–Thurs 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs for arrivals and 8:00 to 14:00 for departures, and Fri-Sat 08:00hrs – 13:00hrs.
Visitors can travel to Jordan by road from Iraq through Al-Karamah Border Crossing, which is 331km away from Amman and is open 24/7 throughout the year.
There are three border crossings with Saudi Arabia from the east:
- Umari Border Crossing: 155km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
- Mudawara Border Crossing: 322km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
- Durra Border Crossing: It is to the south , 349km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
By sea, The Port of Aqaba is situated in southern Jordan on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. It can accommodate ships handling a wide variety of cargos. The port also has a separate passenger terminal, which services cruise and passenger ships. The Aqaba port has the capacity to handle up to 23 ships of different sizes and types, in addition to 8 ships in anchorage.
The major shipping lines that use the Aqaba Port are Maersk- Sealand, PIL, M,SC, Evergreen, P&O Nedloyd, HUAL, COSCO, UASC, SETH, NYK, APL, CMA, Gearbulk, Messina, Wan Hai Line and Wallinus.