Destination Information

HOW TO GET TO JORDAN

Jordan is located in the Middle East and borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, Israel, and Iraq. Covering some 89,342 sq.km., it is located at 31 00 N, 36 00 E.

BY PLANE & From the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The main access by plane is through the airport that is most frequently used, Royal Jordanian and more than 20 international air carriers fly into Queen Alia International Airport, located 35km south of Amman. The flying time from the major European cities is about four hours.
There are two terminals: Terminal 1 is used for most Royal Jordanian flights and Terminal 2 is used by other airlines. The terminals are within easy walking distance, on opposite sides of the airport road. Both terminals have ATMs, foreign-exchange counters, a post office and left-luggage.

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Royal Jordanian 
Tel: 00962 6 5100000 
Fax: 00962 6 5672527 
Email: AMMDDRJ@rj.com 
Website: www.rj.com 
Address: Mohammad Ali Janah St., Building No. 37
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 302 Amman 11118 
President and CEO: Saad Darwaszeh 





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BY LAND

The shared border crossings with its neighboring countries allow you to enter Jordan from border crossing
Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. You can also obtain a visa upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport or at any other border crossing (except the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge) and the ferryboat from Egypt). Visa fees are 40 JDs ($56) for single entry valid for one month but easily extended at the nearest police station, or 120 JDs ($170) for multiple entries, valid for six months and non-extendable, to be paid in local currency. Few formalities need to be observed when departing Jordan: A departure tax of 8 JDs ($13) is paid at any border crossings except the airports.

Syria.pngSyria:
Coming to Jordan by road from Syria, you can cross into Jaber or Ramtha.
Jaber is 80km away from Amman and is most commonly used by visitors, while Ramtha is 90km away and is mainly for cargo. Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year.

Palestine.pngPalestine:
There are three border crossings between Jordan and Israel.

The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57km away from Amman, is located in the southern Jordan Valley and is open Sun–Thurs 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs for arrivals and 8:00 to 14:00 for departures, and Fri-Sat 08:00hrs – 13:00hrs.

Iraq.pngIraq:
Visitors can travel to Jordan by road from Iraq through Al-Karamah Border Crossing, which is 331km away from Amman and is open 24/7 throughout the year. 

Saudi-Arabia.pngSaudi Arabia:
There are three border crossings with Saudi Arabia from the east: 
  • Umari Border Crossing: 155km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
  • Mudawara Border Crossing: 322km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.
  • Durra Border Crossing: It is to the south , 349km away from Amman and open 24/7 throughout the year.

By sea, The Port of Aqaba is situated in southern Jordan on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. It can accommodate ships handling a wide variety of cargos. The port also has a separate passenger terminal, which services cruise and passenger ships. The Aqaba port has the capacity to handle up to 23 ships of different sizes and types, in addition to 8 ships in anchorage. 
The major shipping lines that use the Aqaba Port are Maersk- Sealand, PIL, M,SC, Evergreen, P&O Nedloyd, HUAL, COSCO, UASC, SETH, NYK, APL, CMA, Gearbulk, Messina, Wan Hai Line and Wallinus. 


CURRENCY

Jordan Dinars are used, some dollars, ATM machines available, credit cards, etc

ATTIRE

  • t-shirts and long jeans are perfect. Pants, capri’s, and long skirts are great. 
  • When you’re packing, think of what you’d wear in the fall or spring time.  Long pants, capri’s, and skirts layered with three quarter length sleeved tops and t-shirts.  Even conservative shorts ( knee high )are okay in hot places in the desert like Petra.
  • One of the number one clothing questions people want answered before they travel to Jordan is, “is it okay to wear shorts and tank tops?” And the answer is that is really depends on where you are. In the resort areas and heavily touristic places it is more common, but definitely not in the more rural areas of Amman or small villages.
  • When in doubt, the key is to layer your clothing.
  • At the beach or in a resort area like The Dead Sea, the dress is a little more lenient when it comes to swimsuits. Though you may see some women swimming in a burqini (full body suit), it is acceptable to wear a two-piece bikini and most of the women were doing so during my Jordan travel.

TIPS FOR TRAVEL

  • Read up on local cultures and learn a few words of the local language - travelling with respect earns you respect.
  • Remove all excess packaging. leave packaging at home. And, even better, consider buying some things when you are at the destination 
  • Dress Conservatively/Respectfully
  • Feel free to consume alcoholic beverages, but not in outside public areas, Cafes and malls.
  • Never openly consume food, beverages, or cigarettes in public places during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Accept when Arabic coffee is offered to you by your host, as coffee is an important cultural symbol of hospitality, simultaneously extended and accepted as an act of reciprocated goodwill.
  • Arabs traditionally view food as an important symbol of hospitality, generosity, and goodwill – the more the better!

JORDAN PASS

  • $99 Jordan Pass, the Best Deal in Town 
  • $99 US dollars is Jordan's Best Value Deal when visiting Jordan. The pass includes visa entry fee and hassle-free prepaid entry to most of the sites The Jordan Pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been tailor-made for visitors. It gives pass holders the ability to make the most out of their trip with convenient, affordable and effortless travel.    Cheaper than a day at Disneyland. 
  • The Jordan pass can be found:  www.jordanpass.jo