Travel and Other Useful Information

Visa Requirements:

Ensure a hassle-free entry by checking the visa requirements in advance. While many nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival, it’s advisable to confirm this with the Jordanian embassy or consulate in your home country.

How to Obtain an e-Visa

  • Visit the Official e-Visa Portal:
    Go to the official e-Visa portal of the Jordanian Ministry of Interior at
  • Create an Account:
    Register by providing your email address and creating a secure password.
  • Fill in the Application Form:
    Complete the online visa application form with details about your travel plans, personal information, and passport details.
  • Upload Required Documents:
    Submit necessary documents, such as a passport copy and a passport-sized photo.
  • Pay the Visa Fee:
    Use the accepted payment methods on the portal to pay the visa fee, which varies based on the type and duration.
  • Submit the Application:
    Review your application for accuracy before submission, and expect a confirmation email.
  • Check Application Status:
    Monitor your visa application status through the portal.
  • Receive the e-Visa:
    Once approved, receive your e-Visa electronically, and remember to carry a printed copy during your travels.


The official currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD).

Banks and ATMs:

Major cities have numerous banks and ATMs. Inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid card transaction issues. Use banking apps or Google Maps to locate ATMs. If you plan on visiting remote areas, make arrangements to have cash on you.


Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Learn a few basic Arabic phrases to enhance your cultural experience.


Explore Jordan’s attractions with various transportation options. Taxis, rental cars, and public buses are readily available, with well-maintained roads connecting major sites. Consider domestic flights for longer journeys.

Taxi and Taxi Apps:

Use reputable taxi companies or ride-share apps like Careem and Uber for convenience and safety. Confirm fares before starting your journey.

Public transport in Amman:


  • Amman has an extensive bus network operated by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). Buses cover many routes within the city and connect different neighbourhoods.
  • Bus stops are marked with numbers, and route information is often displayed in both Arabic and English.
  • The fare is generally affordable, and passengers pay in cash when boarding.

Tips for Using Public Transport in Amman:

  • Have a small change with you to pay for bus fares.
  • Confirm the fare and agree on the price before boarding a taxi.
  • Use ride-sharing apps for added convenience and to avoid potential language barriers.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and belongings while using public transportation.


The standard voltage is 230V, 50Hz. Bring a universal adapter if needed.


Jordan operates on Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), UTC+3. Be mindful of time differences when planning activities.


Jordan experiences diverse climates. Check the weather forecast for your destinations, as November brings cooler temperatures. Layering is recommended for varying temperatures throughout the day.

Internet and Communication:

Stay connected with Jordan’s reliable internet infrastructure. Purchase SIM cards for affordable data plans, and most hotels and cafes offer free Wi-Fi.

Cultural Sites and Nature:

Marvel at historical wonders like Petra and Jerash and explore unique landscapes such as Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. Respect cultural and natural heritage by following guidelines.

Cultural Etiquette:

Respect local customs by dressing modestly, especially in religious sites. Remove your shoes when entering someone’s home and seek permission before taking photographs.