Tourism to bounce in Jordan with relaxed visa policy
Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Jordanian Governments latest move on easing visa regulations by introducing relaxed entry visa has aroused interest among many tourists to visit Jordan. The minister of tourism announced this decision after a discussion with the King Abdullah II and Queen Rania.
The decision has been welcomed by all fronts of the tourism industry of Jordan. The general manager of the Corp Amman Hotel felt this will greatly boost the tourism industry in the country. Travellers coming to Jordan have always demanded for a reduction in the visa fees and other taxes. This is a very positive step taken by the authorities and will definitely expand the markets and open new facilities attracting the mid-market section to Jordan.
The visa facility features the following
- Waiving visa fees for tourists of all nationalities coming through Jordanian tour operators whether travelling individually or in groups. The visa fee is waived on the condition that the traveller/ travellers spend a minimum of two consecutive nights in Jordan.
- Waiving visa fees for individual tourists who have organised 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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