Travel to Jordan

Jordan Entry and exit regulations

Travelers from EU countries need a visa and a passport that is valid for at least 6 months to enter Jordan. An international driving license, an international registration and a Carnet de Passage (border crossing permit) are required to import a car.

Issuing of visas in Germany

Visa department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan

Heerstraße 201

13595 Berlin


Import and export of foreign currency

  • National currencyThe import of the national currency is permitted up to the equivalent of 10,000 euros. The export of the local currency is limited to 300 JD.
  • Foreign currenciesIsraeli currency is not allowed to be imported into Jordan. Otherwise, the maximum limit is 10,000 euros

Import and export of goods

The following items can be imported into Jordan duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200 g of pipe tobacco, 1 l of wine or spirits, 1-2 opened bottles of perfume and gifts up to a value of 50 JD. Travel essentials including laptop and camera may also be imported duty-free. It is strictly forbidden to import weapons, radios, narcotics or pornographic material. The export of antiques and corals is also strictly prohibited.

Tourist office

Jordan Tourism Board

PO Box 830688

Amman, Jordan 11183

Tel: 00962 – 6 – 56 78 444

Fax: 00962 – 6 – 56 78 295



Jordan: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

The following infectious diseases can be expected in Jordan:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who can come into contact with contaminated water or contaminated food
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who can come into contact with blood or in those who seek sexual contact.
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • rabies
  • Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Jordan, the following vaccinations recommended

  • Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
  • Hepatitis A and B, a vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
  • Rabies, but only in travelers who come into contact with possible vector animals
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a country designated by the WHO as a yellow fever infection area, there is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever in Jordan.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that

vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.

Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?

Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.

Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007. There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis. As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.

Warning notices

Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany Citizens Service Unit 040D-11013 BerlinTel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

Jordan: Transportation

How do you get to Jordan?

Jordan’s national airline is Royal Jordanian Airlines ( Direct flights to Amman are offered from Munich, Frankfurt/ M., Geneva and Vienna.

A passenger ferry (3 hours journey time) and a catamaran (1 hour journey time) operate daily between Akaba and Nuweiba in Egypt. There are also weekly passenger ship connections from Aqaba to Suez in Egypt and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

There is a rail link between Amman and Damascus in Syria.

Entry by car is possible via the neighboring states of Syria, Israel, Palestine and Iraq. However, the connection road from Amman to Baghdad in Iraq may be. May be affected by blocks.

Travel in the country

Air connections

Jordan has four national airlines. There are daily scheduled flights between Amman and Aqaba. Jets and helicopters can also be rented.


The country’s rail network covers around 500 km2, but there is currently no reliable passenger traffic.


The national bus companies connect Amman with other cities in the country.


Jordan has approximately 8,000 km of paved roads, with the main roads being well developed. Driving on the desert roads, on the other hand, is less advisable unless you have a suitable off-road vehicle.

Rental car

Rental cars are offered by the major international and local rental companies, the latter being much cheaper. An international driver’s license is recommended. However, a Jordanian driver’s license is required for vehicles with a Jordanian license plate.


Jordanian taxis can be recognized by their yellow color. Despite the built-in taximeter, it is advisable to agree the price in advance. In Amman, there are also shared service taxis that travel on fixed routes. They have standard tariffs but no fixed stops.

Traffic rules

To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the Jordanian traffic clubs.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 60 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads.
  • Motorways: There is a speed limit of 120 km/h on motorways.

In addition, it is of course necessary to pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.

Blood alcohol limit

The official blood alcohol limit in Jordan for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.0 blood alcohol.

Currency, shopping and exchange rate

The national currency of Jordan is:

Dinars = 1,000 fils

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 500 fils as well
  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20 JD

Exchange rate, currency converter

You can find a currency converter here:

Bank opening times

Banks in Jordan are open from Saturday to Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., but often only open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. during the fasting month of Ramadan.


Store Hours of

Operation Stores in Jordan are usually open every day, except Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

In Jordan , tourists like to buy goldsmiths’ work and jewelry, brass and copper items, Hebron glass, jewelry boxes made of mother-of-pearl, ceramics, backgammon games, embroidery or embroidered clothing, carvings made of olive wood and prayer pillows made of leather.

Jordan: embassies, consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Jordan embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Jordan in Germany

The Jordanian embassy building is located in a large manorial house on the corner of Heerstraße and Altpichelsdorf.

The Heerstraße is one of the big and busy arterial roads in Berlin. The embassy is in the Berlin-Spandau district. The parking situation can be described as very good here.

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Berlin Heerstr.


13595 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 36 99 60 51

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 36 99 60 11


Web: www.jordanembassy. de

Honorary Consulate of Jordan

Neuer Zollhof 1

40221 Düsseldorf

Tel: 0049 – (0) 211 – 1 38 06 02

Fax: 0049 – (0) 211 – 3 23 68 30


Honorary Consulate of Jordan

Rothenbaumchaussee 95

20148 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 30 97 27 12

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 30 97 27 27


Honorary Consulate of Jordan

Andreaestraße 1

30159 Hanover

Tel: 0049 – (0) 511 – 32 38 34

Fax: 0049 – (0) 511 – 32 15 38

Honorary Consulate of Jordan

Barerstraße 37

80799 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 28 29 53

Fax: 0049 – (0) 89 – 23 17 10 55

Honorary Consulate of Jordan

An der Ringkirche 6

65197 Wiesbaden

Tel: 0049 – (0) 611 – 45 07 73

Fax: 0049 – (0) 611 – 4 50 77 75


German representations in Jordan

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Amman

25 Benghasi Street

Jabal Amman

Tel: 00962 – (0) 6 – 593 03 51/-67

00962 – (0) 6 – 593 13 79

Fax: 00962 – (0) 6 – 592 94 13



Honorary Consulate in Akaba

PO Box 71, Aqaba

Tel: 00962 – (0) 3 – 201 44 44

Fax: 00962 – (0) 3 – 203 26 26

Austrian representations in Jordan

Embassy of the Republic of Austria

36 Mithqal Al-Fayez-Street

Jabal Amman 11183

Tel: 00962 – (0) 6 – 460 11 01/-03

Fax: 00962 – (0) 6 – 461 27 25


The Austrian embassy in Jordan continues to be responsible for Iraq.

Representations of Jordan in Austria

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Vienna

Rennweg 17/4

1030 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 405 10 25/-26

Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 405 10 31




Honorary Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Leopoldstrasse 2, 6850 Dornbirn

Tel: 0043 – (0) 5572 – 28 996

Fax: 0043 – (0) 5572 – 34 378


Honorary Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Innerkoflerstrasse 26/4

6020 Innsbruck/Wilten

Tel: 0043 – (0) 664 – 341 44 70


Swiss representations in Jordan

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation

19 Ibrahim Ayoub Street, 4th Circle

Jabal Amman

Tel: 00962 – (0) 6 – 593 14 16

00962 – (0) 6 – 593 03 75

Fax: 00962 – (0) 6 – 593 06 85

Email: amm.representation @


The Swiss embassy in Jordan continues to be responsible for Iraq.

Representations of Jordan in Switzerland

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muri

Thorackerstrasse 3

3074 Muri bei Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 384 04 04

Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 384 04 05


Travel to Jordan