According to top-mba-universities, Jordan (Arabic: الأردن al-Urdun) is a country in the Middle East (Asia) bordering Israel, the West Bank (Palestine), Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The capital of Jordan is Amman. Some major cities in Jordan are: Aqaba (Aqaba), Rihab, Jerash and Madaba.
Jordan is known for the desert area. No less than 90% of the country consists of desert. There are many historical places to admire in Jordan. In the capital Amman you will find various museums and you will find the ancient Roman theater with 6000 seats. There are also several mosques in the center. Around the city you will find old castles in various places in the desert. There is also the Ruin City of Petra where you can find about 500 monuments between the rocks. These monuments often consist of an amphitheatre, rock tombs, old houses, tombs, places of sacrifice and monasteries. Jordan is also located on the Dead Sea where you float due to the high salt content and the Red Sea where you can dive and snorkel to the many coral reefs. See sunglasseswill for Middle East economy.
Where is Jordan located?
Travel information of Jordan
Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Area: 89,342 km²
Capital city: Amman
Country code: JO, JOR
Population: 10,820,644 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy (Kingdom)
Highest point: 1,854 m (Jabal Umm ad Dami)
Distance (Amsterdam – Amman): 3,462 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes
Current status: All non-essential travel to the borders with Iraq and Syria is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Jordan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Jordan, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Jordan. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Jordan?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Jordan at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Jordan has both a Mediterranean climate and a desert climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees. During the winter months, temperatures are around 5 to 15 degrees. Inland, during the winter, temperatures can drop below freezing, accompanied by snowfall and blizzards.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Jordan can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Jordan can be found at Climate info.
March, April, May, October and November are the best months to travel to Jordan. This avoids the hot summer period and the mild to cold winter period with a chance of precipitation.
Arabic is the official language in Jordan. In addition, English is spoken in many places.
Would you like to translate from or into Arabic for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is still valid for 6 months when applying for a visa.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the Embassy of Jordan in The Hague.
You must pay a departure tax of approximately 8 euros per person upon departure from Jordan.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Jordan: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Jordanian Embassy in the Netherlands: jordanembassy.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Jordan, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Jordan, payments are made with the Jordanian dinar (JOD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Jordan can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Jordan are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -20% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (32% cheaper), food (11% cheaper), imported beer in catering (86% more expensive), cigarettes (58% cheaper) and public transport (77% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Jordan it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.
In Jordan it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Jordan differs from that in the Netherlands.
Check the local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Jordan on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
You must drive on the right in Jordan.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Jordan.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Jordan.
In Jordan you may in some cases need a plug adapter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Jordan can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 191
– Fire: 199
– Ambulance: 199
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Jordan can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Jordan can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Jordan end in.jo.
Official websites of Jordan: kingabdullah.jo and visitjordan.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Jordan is 00962 or +962.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Jordan? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Jordan Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Jordan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Jordan.
An overview of all public holidays in Jordan can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Jordan, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Jordan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have visited Jordan before. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Jordan can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Jordan can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Jordan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Jordan.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Jordan, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Jordan, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Jordan.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…There are no house numbers and mailboxes in Jordan?
…Jordan hosts many refugees from various surrounding countries?
… One can float in the Dead Sea because of the high salt content?
…Jordan has the lowest suicide rate in the world?
…Family ties in Jordan are very strong?