Useful Information


Certain nationalities require an entry visa to be obtained prior to travel. Please check the list below to see which nationalities require visa clearance. The below list is meant solely as a useful tool and the data within it is subject to change without prior notice.



Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Algeria , Cape Verde , Egypt , Kenya, Lesotho , Malawi , Mauritius , Montenegro , São Tomé and Príncipe , Seychelles , South Africa , Rwanda , Zimbabwe.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:

Angola , Benin , Botswana , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameron , Central African Republic , Chad , Comoros , The Democratic Republic of the Congo , The Republic of the Congo , Tunisia (age 18-35) ,Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) , Djibouti , Equatorial Ghana , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Gabon , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea -Bissau , Liberia , Libya , Madagascar , Mali , Mauritania , Morocco (age 18-35) , Mozambique , Namibia , Niger , Nigeria ,Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , Sudan , South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Zaire , Zambia.


Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Andorra , Bahrain , Bhutan , Brunei , Burma , China , Taiwan , Hong Kong , India , Indonesia , Israel , Japan , Kazakhstan, Kuwait , Kyrgyzstan , Lebanon , Macau , Malaysia , Maldives , Myanmar , North Korea , Oman , Palestine/ PNA Passport Holders , Qatar , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Singapore , South Korea , Syria , Tajikistan , Thailand , Turkey , Turkmenistan , United Arab Emirates , Uzbekistan.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:
Afghanistan , Bangladesh , Cambodia , Iran , Iraq , Laos , Mongolia , Nepal , Pakistan , Papua New Guinea , Philippines , Sri Lanka , Vietnam, Yemen.

Caribbean Sea

Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent.


Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Armenia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Belgium , Belarus , Bosnia &Herzegovina , Bulgaria , Croatia , Cyprus , Czech Republic , Denmark , Estonia , Finland , France , Georgia , Germany , Greece , Holland , Hungary , Iceland , Ireland , Italy , Kosovo , Latvia , Liechtenstein , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Macedonia , Malta , Monaco , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , San Marino , Slovakia , Slovenia , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , Turkey , Ukraine , United Kingdom & North Ireland , Vatican City , Serbia.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:
Albania , Moldova.
North America

Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Canada , Mexico , United States of America , Antigua and Barbuda , Bahamas , Barbados , Costa Rica , Dominica , Dominican Republic , Grenada , Guatemala , Haiti , Honduras , Jamaica , Nicaragua , Panama , El Salvador , Trinidad and Tobago.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:
Belize , Cuba.

Ocean Asia

Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Australia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , New Zealand , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga, Nauru.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:
Federal States of Micronesia

Pacific Ocean

Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Tuvalu , Vanuatu.

South America

Visa can be obtained upon arrival:
Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil , Chile , Ecuador , Guyana , Paraguay , Peru , Surinam , Uruguay , Venezuela.

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival:


Climate – In The Evening, Jordan Is Cool, Especially In Mountains And Deserts, Therefore, Warm Sweater Can Be Wear Even In The Summer Time. In The Afternoon Usually Warm. But It Is Not Necessary To Forget, That Sensations At The Same Indications Of The Thermometer In Europe And Jordan Are Various – 25 Degrees In Amman Can Be Cool Enough, While 35 Degrees – Is Much More Comfortable, Than At Europe 25.


Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women’s clothing often covers their arms, legs and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (Downtown), and outside the cities. Shorts are rarely worn by either sex, and would be out of place in the downtown Amman area.


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

Local Time

October – March: Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2)
April – September: Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours (G.M.T. + 3)

Business Hours

Friday is the weekly holiday. Banks, government offices and most businesses are closed on Saturdays as well. Many businesses, including airline offices, travel agencies and some shops also close on Thursday afternoon, although department stores and supermarkets remain open. A few businesses and shops close for some of Sunday.


The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, which is often called the “jaydee”. There are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided onto 100 piasters (pronounced “pee-aster”) of 1000 fils (“fills”). The fils is the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as 4,750 (which is 4 JD and 750 fils). 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. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it’s essential for shopping in the local souks.

Useful Arabic Words

Yes Na’am
No Laa
Please Min fadlak (to a man)
Min fadlik (to a woman)
Thank you Shukran
You’re welcome Afwan
Hello Marhaba
Goodbye Ma’asalameh
What is your name? Shoo ismak? (to a man)
Shoo ismek? (to a woman)
Please Lao samaht
Excuse me ‘An iznek
What time is it? Edesh el sa’aa?
How much? Addeysh?
I don’t speak Arabic Ana laa ahkee Arabee
One Waahid
Two Tinain
Three Talaateh
Four Arba’a
Five Khamseh
Six Sitteh
Seven Sab’a
Eight Tamenyeh
Nine Tis’a
Ten ‘Ashra
Left Shmaal
Right Yameen
Straight Dughree