Jordan abolish the mandatory visa fee of 40 dinars ($ 56) for tourists, the publication Daily Telegraph said.
Meanwhile, the customers of tour operators who plan to stay in Jordan for at least two nights do not pay for a visa. Independent travelers do not also pay visa fee , if they make reservations for three nights at the hotel and buy a "single travel ticket." Under these conditions, tourists can get a visa at the airport for free. It is expected that the collection of visa fees will be canceled in September.
According to tour operators, the visa fee for citizens of Russia from April 1 2014 amounted to 40 dinars. Validity of passport should be at least 6 months after the end of the tour. Moreover, if the Russian tourists drive into Jordan through Aqaba, visa is issued free of charge.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the abolition of the visa fee Jordanian authorities hope to restore the flow of tourists. The number of travelers has declined in recent years due to the armed conflict in neighboring Jordan, Syria and Iraq. If in 2010, before the Arab Spring, 8.2 million tourists visited Jordan, last year the number of tourists amounted to only 5.3 million.