Amman is the capital of Jordan and the largest city in the country and the fifth-largest city in the Arab world with an estimated pouplation of around 3 millions.
- Time Zone: GMT/UTC +3
- Area: Middle East
VISA: Available on arrival (single entry visa for one month, 40 JOD at Queen Alia International Airport sand most international land border crossings) for different nationalities including Europeans, Americans, Arabs.
Depending on your country of residence, you may or may not need a pre-arranged visa for Jordan. Visit this website to check if you are eligible to obtain the visa on arrival.
Jordan Pass: The Jordan Pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been especially tailor-made for visitors to the beautiful Kingdom of Jordan. It gives pass holders the ability to make the most out of their trip visiting top sights and attractions while saving time, money and efforts. It includes the tourist entry visa fee.
Language: Language: Arabic. English is largely spoken across the country and in the capital city.
Currency: (JOD) Jordanian Dinar. Check the currency rate here.
Weather: Jordan’s climate ranges between a Mediterranean to desert-like weather.
Summers are usually hot in the Jordan Valley, especially in the area around Aqaba and the Eastern Desert with peaks of 40°C in august. Winters are generally short and cool with temperatures below 0 in January / February. May is ideal to travel to Jordan, with a daily temperature range between 64-82°F (18-28°C). Petra is quite a bit warmer, averaging 80°F (25°C) for the whole month.
Electricity: Jordan operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. There are five associated plug types, C, D, F, G and J. Plug type C (Euro plug) has two round pins is widely used in the country. The most common plug is type D and has three round pins in a triangular pattern. Check here for more information
Phone and Sim cards: (Dialing +962)
The main mobile phone providers in Jordan are Zain, Orange, and Umniah. Sim cards stores are available at Queen Alia International Airport. It is recommended to purchased a SIM Card on arrival at the airport even though kiosks are available all over the capital city.
Alcohol and Tobacco: Alcohol and tobacco are quite expensive in Jordan and can be found at specific liquor/tobacco stores in the cities. The majority of bars and hotels in the country also offers alcohol at their locations. If you are considering bringing some with you, visit this website and select your country from the list below to see further customs information. Jordan duty-free allowance is generally 200 cigarettes or 200g of tobacco and 1 Liter of alcoholic drink per person.
Forbidden items: If you are willing to take pictures, keep in mind that Drones cannot be imported to the country. Any camera, video camera, go-pro can safely enter the country.
HOW TO ENTER JORDAN
The following documents are needed for entering Jordan: valid QR CODE prior to the departure, Tourist VISA or Jordan Pass.
- To enter Jordan you are required to present the QR Code at the Boarding Gate before leaving your contry, consisting of the Jordan Declaration Form.
Recommeded to be filled in 72h before departure at this link: visitjordan.gov.jo/form
Single Entry Visa on arrival (40JD) > Check if you are eligible here
The Jordan Pass, described below, includes the tourist visa to enter Jordan and the ticket to Petra. It is recommeded to be purchased by participants before joining the bootcamp.
If your country is not on the list, you may need to pre-arrange a visa with the Jordan Embassy in your country.
On this website you can purchase online your Jordan Pass for visiting most of the touristic sites and attractions of the country. It includes a 30-day visa, the ticket to Petra and must be purchased online in advance before entering Jordan.
- Check eligible countries: here
The Jordan Pass is valid for use within 12 months following date of purchase. But it will automatically expire after 2 weeks of the first time it is scanned in the first touristic attraction.
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