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Jordan Travel Guide

Jordan — Travel Tips

Language

Jordan’s national language is Arabic, but most of the population living in larger cities speak English. French and German are also quite popular in the region.

Currency

The official currency is the Dinar which is divided into 100 piastres. ATMs are available all over in big towns. Currency exchange can be made at banks, hotels and official bureau de change offices.

Time

Jordan is on Eastern European Time which is GMT + 2.

Electricity

Jordan uses electricity at 220V or 50Hz and UK and continental round pin sockets.

Communications

The international dialing code for Jordan is +962 and for Amman, the capital, is +6. While roaming services are available, this option can become quite costly. Pay as you go phones are available at several stores and local SIM cards are as readily available. While many establishments are yet to offer wireless internet, there are internet cafes in all regions of the country which can be used for a small fee.

Duty-free

Duty-free regulations generally depend on the traveler’s country of origin, but the following information can be used as a guideline. Tourists are permitted to travel with 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g of tobacco, one liter of alcohol, two bottles of perfume and gifts not exceeding a value of US $200.

Tourist Office

Jordan Tourism Board, Amman: +962-6-567-8444 or +962-6-500-8081 or info@visitjordan.com

Consulates in Jordan

American Embassy, Amman: +962-6-590-9200
Canadian Embassy, Amman: +962-6-520-3300
British Embassy, Amman: +962-6-590-9200
Australian Embassy, Amman: +962-6-580-7000
German Embassy, Amman: +962-6-593-0351
Chinese Embassy, Amman: +962-6-551-6136
French Embassy, Amman: +962-6-460-4630
Italian Embassy, Amman: +962-6-463-8185
Belgian Embassy, Amman: +962-79-552-76-38

Emergency

Police: 191
Ambulance: 199
Fire Brigade: 199

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