Tourist Guide

Travelling to Jordan

Whatever the way you will visit Jordan, everything you will find here may surprise you: the sites you visit, the roads you take, the people you meet or the climate you will find; the best way for you to enjoy your journey to the maximum, will be to prepare yourself.
 

Wadi Rum Hejaz Railway Train

Travel Formalities

Your passport must be valid for six months after the return date. It is very easy with a European passport to obtain your visa upon arrival in the country against 20 JOD. You can also do this before traveling in the Jordanian embassy of your country of residence. Be careful, you can change money in JOD at the airport but it will not be possible to withdraw.
 

Vaccines

No mandatory vaccine.
 

Transport

The Royal Jordanian and Air France offer direct flights to Jordan. Many other airlines serve the country: Turkish Airlines, Alitalia, Austrian, Lufthansa, etc. Some of them offer attractive prices but have sometimes rather uncomfortable arrival and departure time. You can compare their schedules and fares on renowned online Flight sites.

Within Jordan, we can arrange your transfers and offer you full tourist service. You can rent a vehicle, with or without driver, for a few days or your entire stay. The roads in Jordan are in a good state and signs of main roads are in English.
 

Local Time

Local time is GMT +3

Jordan changes to Summer Time in early spring and to Winter Time in fall. The change generally occurs within a few weeks interval with Europe, always from Thursday to Friday night.
 

Currency and Exchange

The exchange rate of the Jordanian dinar (JD) is very variable. As a guide, 1€ = 0.81 JD (11/11/2018). It is always recommended to carry cash.

Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm but most hotels have a currency exchange office open every day and later. The number of ATMs is increasing in the country; you can also use your credit card to pay in restaurants and souvenir shops.

The Jordanian Dinar is divided as such:

  • 1 JD = 1000 Fils
  • Coins: 10 Fils and 25 Fils (not used anymore) , 50 Fils, 100 Fils , 250 Fils (¼JD) and 500 Fils (½JD)
  • Notes: 1 JD, 5 JD, 10 JD, 20 JD, and 50 JD

 

Electricity

220 Volt: two-pin European plugs, no earth, and no power adapter.
 

Post Office

The post office is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in summer, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm in winter and on Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Allow 1 week for mail delivery to Europe.
 

Camels in Petra Site

Phone

To call Jordan, dial 00 962 followed by the area code and phone number of the person you are calling. From Jordan, dial 00 followed by the country code and number of the person you are calling.

According to the city you are calling in Jordan, dial the area code followed by the number of the person you are calling.

Area codes of Jordan are as following:

  • 06 Amman
  • 02 Ajloun, Jerash, Um Qais, and Irbid
  • 03 Wadi Musa, Aqaba, Petra, Ma'an, and Kerak
  • 05 Madaba, Dead Sea, Salt, Jordan valley, and Zarqa

If you have the roaming option, you can use your mobile in Jordan. The mobile market is very developed so there is a very good coverage throughout the country. For more details contact your provider.
 

Internet

You will find access to Internet in most hotels in Jordan and some cafes, in particular in Amman.
 

Photos - Video

It is customary to ask permission before photographing or taking videos.
 

Travel Kit

  • Backpack with a capacity of about 30 liters for the transport of your daily things
  • Travel bag containing the rest of your luggage
  • Tee-shirts (no sleeveless tee-shirt)
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Loose fit and light walking trouser
  • Comfortable pant for the evening
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Gore-Tex jacket or windbreaker
  • Socks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Light shoes for the evening
  • Water flask 1.5 litre minimum
  • Headlamp or torch for the desert
  • Toilet kit and towel
  • Hat, cap, or keffieh
  • Sunglasses, category 3
  • Sun cream
  • Sun lipstick
  • Sleeping bag (resistance -5°C) for camping in the desert
  • Personal medications and paracetamol, anti-diarrheal, anti-spasmodic, broad-spectrum antibiotic, anti-inflammatory cream, eye drops, bandages, Elastoplast, Biafine, tablets to purify water.
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