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Jordan waives visa fees for all tourists

Visa fees have been waived for tourists visiting Jordan, after the Jordanian government approved several measures in a bid to improve the nation's tourism industry. The waived visa fee applies to all nationalities on a condition that travellers spend a minimum of two consecutive nights in the country.

Jordan waives visa fees for all tourists

Travellers visiting Jordan no longer require a visa to enter the country after the Jordanian government decided to waive the fee.

In a bid to improve the tourism industry in Jordan, the government approved several measures. The visa fee will be waived for all nationalities, whether they are travelling with tour operators or independently, on the condition that they spend two consecutive nights in the country.

The government also removed the long-standing departure tax and entry visa for all low-cost and charter flights departing from King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. There will also be a reduction in electricity tariffs for hotels in Jordan.

The changes came after King Abdullah II recently met with the tourism minister Nayef Hmeidli Al- Fayez.

Jordan is rich in history, natural beauty, and ancient sites. Holidaymakers who travel to Amman can use the city as a base to go off and explore the country where they can enjoy scuba diving in Gulf of Aqaba's, relaxing in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, trips to the ancient city of Petra which was built by Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, shopping in modern malls and traditional souks in Amman, discovering the caves and canyons of Wadi Rum, and visiting the Roman ruins of the Temple of Herakles.

Travellers can also visit The Museum of Jordan in Amman which features 2,000 ancient artefacts in nine permanent exhibitions, with themes including the environment, food, architecture and religion, plus interactive exhibits that will bring the Citadel and Roman amphitheatre to life. One exhibition focuses on sacred, ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, with scriptures that are now part of the Hebrew Bible.

The Dead Sea is the lowest spot on earth and over the centuries, it has attracted the likes of King Herod the Great and the Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen. It is famously known as the Baptism site of Jesus Christ, and mineral-rich waters make it a hotspot for award-winning wellness and medical spas and cosmetic therapeutic muds and salts.

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