We plan to enter Jordan (having left Taba and then Eilat) at Aqaba and then travel up to Wadi Rum and Petra. We then plan to go to Jerusalem from Petra (Allenby) and spend 10 days in Israel and then cross back to Amman for a few days (Allenby) and fly out of Jordan from Amman.
I am confused by conflicting information and have had trouble finding official statements on the following questions:
1.Is the free visa issued at Aqaba valid for one month or two weeks. I have read conflicting statements.
2, I found this statement:
"Arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia, are granted a free visa to Jordan. There is no obligation associated with this visa, provided that they leave the country from the same border and within 1 month of arrival, and that they do not need to renew their visa."
We are not leaving Jordan at Aqaba - rather at the international airport in Amman - so where the above statement says we must "leave the country from the same border", does that mean that we wont be able to get a free visa at Aqaba?
3. Do we need a mulitple entry visa for Jordan? I have read this:
"If you leave Jordan at the Allenby/King Hussein bridge crossing with Israel, then return while the visa is still valid you do not need to buy a new one. This is because West Bank is recognized by Jordan as a part of Jordan."
4.Will we have to pay two lots of exit taxes from Israel (because we exit Israel at Eilat and at Allenby)?
I would be grateful if anyone could point me to where I can find official information on these questions.
We are travelling with children so don't want to get this wrong!
Thank you for your help