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Jordan Information

Currency

The official Jordan currency is the Dinar (JD). It is divided into 100 piasters (qursh). Notes are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JDs. Coins are 0.5, 1, 2.5, 10, 25, and 50 piasters.

The value of the Jordan Dinar (JD) fluctuates slightly in line with other international currencies, it generally maintains around US$ 1.412 to a Dinar.

Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. ATMs are available almost everywhere. Traveler's checks can be converted easily at all banks, many changing offices and hotels.

Climate

Jordan is blessed with a Mediterranean climate for pleasurable year-round travel. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October. The best times to visit Jordan are during spring (April-May) which brings optimal weather, lush with greenery, and during autumn (October-November) when the weather is mild and dry but not oppressive. Because of the capital city's elevation, evenings are cool.

Winter season, from November through March, is generally mild but cold in high areas; spells of rain are interspersed with brilliant sunshine. Aqaba and Jordan Valley (Dead Sea area) are ideal winter resorts with temperature averaging 16-22C (61-72 F) between November and April.

Average temperatures during January are:
Amman 7C (45 F), Irbid 9C (47 F) and Aqaba 16C (61 F).

Average temperatures during July are:
Amman 25C (76 F), Irbid 25C (76 F) and Aqaba 31C (88 F).

Entry Visa to Jordan

Individuals:

Individuals can obtain an entry visa to Jordan upon arrival at any point of entry to Jordan (except some nationalities as listed below).

Visa Fees is JD 10 = US$ 15
Departure Fees is JD 5 = US$ 8

Groups:

Groups of 5 adults and more visiting Jordan and staying for two nights at least, can obtain the visa free of charge. Listed with the following information to be provided in advance, through a Jordanian Travel Agency.

Name as in passport
Passport number
Date of Birth
Date of Issue
Date of Expiry
Nationality (Citizenship)

Note:
Passport expiry date must be at least 6 months after scheduled trip to Jordan.

Aqaba Free Zone:

Entry Visa for Aqaba Free Zone is free for both individuals and groups.

Restricted Countries:

Asia: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Nepal

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togolese, Uganda, Zambia

Europe: Albania, Micronesia, Moldova, Romania

South America: Belize, Cuba, Colombia

Please note that this information is subject to change by Jordanian authorities without prior notice.