Travel guide

In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia…

The Hashemite kingdom will welcome you as distinguished guests. Hospitality is no myth here. You’ll probably be offered a cardamom coffee to start your journey.

Ride a camel through Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia from the port of Aqaba to the oasis of Azraq. Discover colors as warm as sand, as evidenced by the names that have been given to its places: Petra the Rose, Amman the White, and the fabulous Red Sea that frames this country along with the Dead Sea.

Time difference



Jordanian Dinar


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

Arabic is the official language in Jordan:

  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Good morning / Good evening = Salaam Malekoum
  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Zen, wa ant ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Hal tatakalloumou l-faransi a?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = afham / Lâ afham
  • Sorry = asef
  • Goodbye = ilâ l-liqâ
  • Welcome = Marhaban
  • Thank you (very much) = Shoukran (jazilan)
  • I am French = Anâ faransiyaa
  • My name is… = Ismi…
  • No thanks = Lâ shoukran
  • Yes/No = Ayoua/ lâ
  • You’re welcome = Hefwen
  • How much is it? = Kam sari
  • I would like to go… = Ana ahebou an adhab
  • Have a nice day! = Ma’a salâma

Key figures

Jordan is at GMT+2 in both winter and summer:

When it’s 12:00 in Paris, it’s 13:00 in Amman.

Good to know

European Type C and F electrical outlet (an adapter may be required depending on travel zones)


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • Rubella, Mumps, Measles (in children)
  • Anti-tuberculosis

Depending on where you’re traveling, vaccination against hepatitis A and B may be recommended, as well as against typhoid fever.

Local authorities do not require HIV testing for tourists entering the country. On the other hand, a number of screening tests (including HIV) are mandatory for any stay of more than three months. If you are HIV-positive at the time, you may be deported. Consult your GP.


Visitors with a valid passport can obtain a visa from Jordanian embassies or consulates abroad. You can also obtain a visa on arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, or when crossing any of the country’s borders (with the exception of the King Hussein Bridge and the ferry from Egypt).

The cost of a single-entry visa is 40 JOD (about 56 USD or 50 EUR), and that of a multiple-entry visa is 120 JOD (about 170 USD or 150 EUR).

For more information, please visit www.diplomatie.gouv