Jordan eases visa regulations for tourists

At the border of Jordan.

At the border of Jordan. Image by Andrés Monroy-Hernández / CC BY-SA 2.0

Jordanian authorities are making a series of changes to visa regulations, in an effort to bolster the country’s suffering tourism industry. Visitor numbers have dropped sharply because of the conflict in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, although advisories do not warn against travel to the vast majority of the country. Independent travellers will not have to pay visa fees if they stay for more than three days, and book a unified tourist site ticket. The fee will also be waived for those booking through Jordanian tour operators. Read more:

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