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Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

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Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

I've read the various threads on the new Jordanian visa regulations and admit to still being a bit confused. Recognizing it is still early in the year, has anyone actually made the trip across the border yet? It would be good to have some first-hand reports from people who have made the journey from Eilat to Petra and back, both for one day and for more than one day. Thank you.

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11. Re: Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

Just to close the loop on my initial post, we ended up booking through a tour company (three days and two nights) and were told that it would handle getting the visa. If this doesn't work and we end up spending three days at the border crossing, I'll re-post the information here (just kidding on getting stranded....I hope).

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12. Re: Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

Re post 8 & confirming that post 9 is correct, I've checked again with the tour operator that I am using for Petra & have been assured that it is not 3 nights but 2 nights stay = no visa

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13. Re: Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

Hi there, Ben here from Tourist Israel and Eilat Shuttle. The info posted here is correct and up to date, but it's important to clarify a couple of things relating to visiting independently or with a group:

We operate shuttle services from Ovda and Eilat to Aqaba, which is not a service which includes visa preparation. It's crucial to have full documentation and confirmation regarding accommodations in Jordan proving 2 or more nights in the country. Our experience with passengers who do not have this information clearly is that the process can be long and a little awkward.

When it comes to tourists taking tours to Petra, any licensed tour operator has the ability to streamline the process which means that three day (two night) tours, do not require visa fee and visa will be issued at the border without extra charge (just border tax).

Hope this helps firm things up

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14. Re: Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

That does help. That is the same information I received from Desert Eco Tours out of Eilat, which I have used in the past to visit Petra and Wadi Rum.

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Dave, Ben IS following TA strict rules. See this link.

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18. Re: Eilat to Petra: First-hand reports on New Visa Regulations?

By the way, it is important to add that the Jordanian authorities are still settling into the new routines following the changes, and we are seeing that the process is improving every day. But, it is still important to be aware that things are still changing. As an agency with staff on the ground in Eilat we monitor this daily and see the changes first hand, often without warning, but for those traveling independently, it's very important not to take any information for granted, because there are often surprises.

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