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Travel Tips & Information

Here we have summarize practical information for your trip to Jordan.
(Source: Jordan Tourism Board)

Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy or consulate abroad. A visa can also be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (for unrestricted nationalities) or at any other border crossing except King Hussein Bridge and the ferryboat from Egypt. Visas are valid for one month, but can be extended at any police station.

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Sightseeing ticket package to save time, money and efforts:
- Prepaid entry to over 40 attractions in Jordan, incl. UNESCO World Heritage sites, Museums, Castles and more.
- Waiving of tourist entry visa fees if you purchase the Jordan Pass before arrival to Jordan and stay a minimum of three nights (4 days).

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The official language of Jordan is Arabic, but English is widely spoken especially in the cities.
Many Jordanians have traveled, or have been educated abroad, so French, German, Italian and Spanish are also spoken, but to a lesser extent.

The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, also pronounced as “jaydee.” There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.

Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it is essential for shopping in the local souks.

October – March:
Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2)

April – September:
Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours (G.M.T. + 3)

Working week in Jordan is Sunday to Thursday, weekend is Friday and Saturday.

Jordan uses the metric system.

220 AC volts, 50 cycles, requiring rounded two-prong wall plugs.

Water is a precious resource in Jordan and visitors are encouraged not to waste it. According to the Jordan Tourism Board, hotels rated 3 stars and up have their own water filtering systems and their water is considered safe to drink. Elsewhere, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available.

List provided by the Jordan Tourism Board with addresses, contacts, and websites.

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