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What are the visa requirements for Jordan?

To enter Jordan, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationalities.

All non-Jordanian nationalities are strongly advised to contact the Jordanian Embassy in their country to check visa and other potential requirements that may differ from country to country.


Visa Note


You can obtain the single-entry visa on arrival at any point of entry into Jordan, except at the Wadi Araba border crossing and the King Hussein (Allenby) Bridge on the border between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. No Jordanian visas are issued at these crossings.


Single Entry 2 months  40 JOD (56 USD)
Double Entry 3 months 60 JOD (85 USD)
Multiple Entry 6 months 120 JOD (170 USD)



Jordanian Embassies and Consulates across the world: 


Jordanian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



Jordanian Embassy in Athens, Greece



Jordanian Consulate in Erbil, Iraq



Jordanian Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan



Jordanian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan



Jordanian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey



Jordanian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada



Jordanian Embassy in Paris, France



Jordanian Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan



Jordanian Embassy in Bucharest, Romania                        



Jordanian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil



Jordanian Embassy in Berlin, Germany



Jordanian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium



Jordanian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa



Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq



Jordanian Embassy in Beijing, China



Jordanian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland



Jordanian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon



Jordanian Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia



Jordanian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia



Jordanian Consulate in Jeddah, KSA



Jordanian Embassy in Algiers, Algeria



Jordanian Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland



Jordanian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan



Jordanian Consulate in Dubai, UAE



Jordanian Embassy in Damascus, Syria



Jordanian Embassy in Doha, Qatar



Jordanian Liaison Office in Ramallah, Palestine



Jordanian Embassy in Rabat, Morocco



Jordanian Embassy in Rome, Italy



Jordanian Embassy in Riyadh, KSA



Jordanian Embassy in Santiago, Chile



Jordanian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea



Jordanian Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen



Jordanian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya



Jordanian Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan



Jordanian Embassy in Tehran, Iran



Jordanian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan



Jordanian Embassy in Vienna, Austria



Jordanian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt



Jordanian Embassy in Canberra, Australia



Jordanian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Jordanian Embassy in Kuwait



Jordanian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands



Jordanian Embassy in London, UK



Jordanian Embassy in Madrid, Spain



Jordanian Embassy in Muscat, Oman



Jordanian Embassy in Moscow, Russia



Jordanian Embassy in Manama, Bahrain



Jordanian Embassy in New Delhi, India



Jordanian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, USA



Jordanian Embassy in Washington, USA


What are the main attractions in Jordan? What can I do and where can I go for fun?

There are many attractions and fun things to do in Jordan! Please click here to learn more.

Where can I shop?

Wherever you go in Jordan you will find plenty of opportunities to shop. For visitors, there is a wide range of locally made handicrafts and other goods available at all the popular sites, as well as within the boutiques of the leading hotels and at the various visitors' centers. There you will find hand-woven rugs and cushions, beautifully embroidered items and clothing, traditional pottery, glassware, silver jewelry embedded with semi-precious stones, coffee pots, shisha, marquetry work, antiques and other artefacts. The list is endless and about as varied as you can imagine.

Take time to visit the souks in Jordan’s larger towns and cities. These are treasure troves for those seeking something a little bit out of the ordinary. Within the souks are also excellent gold and silver outlets, where some great bargains can be found. Also, worth visiting are the busy market shops, especially for exotic spices, herbs and seasonings. Top malls in Jordan are Taj Mall, City Mall, Galleria Mall, and Abdali Mall. Rainbow Street is a great tourist area, where many handicraft stores, coffee shops, and lounges overlook the paved lanes.

What are the business hours in Jordan?

Friday is the weekly holiday. Banks, government offices and most businesses are closed on Saturdays as well. Many businesses, including airline offices, travel agencies and some shops also close on Thursday afternoon, although department stores and supermarkets remain open. A few businesses and shops close for some of Sunday as well.

-       Banks  08.30-15.00

-       Business Offices 08.30-13.00 & 15.30-18.30

-       Government Offices 08.00-15.00

-       Shops Flexible but typically 09.30-13.30 & 15.30-18.00

What about ground transport?

Please note that the most reliable mode of public transportation in Jordan is taxis and we highly recommend that you do not use public buses or other modes of transportation.

Taxis are all yellow in Jordan and are available through the hotel’s concierge or you can stop one on the street. If you do take a taxi, then make sure that the driver turns the meter on and does not overcharge you. You may wish to tip the driver and a JOD 1 or maximum 2 is very reasonable.

You may also use Careem and Uber which both accept Visa, MasterCard and cash.

You may find it easier to download the apps of the two taxi service providers in Jordan and use them when you need transportation.

Airport Taxis are available near the arrival terminal and operate 24 hours a day. Prices are fixed by law and are posted in the taxi park at the terminals exits.

A taxi ride from the airport to Amman city center should cost around JOD20.00 (USD 28.19). We recommend that you agree on a price with the taxi driver before your ride, to avoid an inflated price or a detour during transportation.

When are the public holidays?

National Holidays for the Year 2017:

January 1: New Year’s Day

April 16: Orthodox Easter Day

April 24: Al Isra’ wal Miraj

May 1: Labor Day

May 25: Independence Day

June 26: Eid Al Fitr

June 27: Eid Al Fitr Holiday

June 28: Eid Al Fitr Holiday

September 1: Eid Al Adha

September 2: Eid Al Adha

December 1: Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

December 25: Christmas Day

How can I keep in touch?

Jordan has an excellent telecommunications infrastructure including three mobile networks, you can even buy prepaid GSM cards. You will also find Internet facilities in major hotels and in the form of Internet cafés in virtually all cities.

Besides Arabic newspapers, there is an excellent daily English-language newspaper, the Jordan Times. Major hotels also offer a wide variety of foreign newspapers and magazines.

What about food & beverage and restaurants?

Eating is the most popular national amusement hence the Jordanian cuisine is quite superior.

Most hotels offer continental breakfast and buffet dinner with a choice of western and Arabic foods. Restaurants at sites usually offer traditional Arabic food or buffet lunches. In the major cities, you'll also find international restaurants, including McDonalds, Burger King and other healthy restaurants!

Do I have to tip?

Tipping is generally accepted and welcomed in Jordan. At restaurants, a reasonable tip is 10% of your bill. For valets, bell boys, drivers, etc. a 2.00 JOD or (USD 3.000) is reasonable.

A driver who takes you on a long trip outside Amman will expect a higher tip which is left to your discretion depending on the duration and length of the trip.

How safe is Jordan?

The first thing you will notice when you arrive to Jordan is that the people are very warm and welcoming to tourists. You will be pleasantly surprised by the sense of security you will find in Jordan- it is one of the safest places to travel in the world. Jordan maintains good relations with ALL its neighbors and is truly an oasis of peace in this region. The country is liberal and westernized.

What is the weather like?

Jordan has a long and pleasant spring and fall, from March through May and from September through November. Rain occasionally falls from December to April. The summer months are hot but with little humidity. In the Jordan Valley, around the Dead Sea and in Aqaba on the Red Sea the winters are pleasant.

As for the Dead Sea in specific, you can find sunny skies almost year round. In the summer the temperature rises to 40ºc and can sometimes reach 48ºc. The winter is still relatively warm. The temperature scarcely drops beneath 10ºc. The humidity of the air hardly exceeds 40% and it drops in the summer to an average of 23%.

How should I dress?

The dress code in Jordan in general is modest. It is acceptable to wear whatever you want as long as it is not too revealing or disrespectful of some of the conservative communities.

·      During the forum, participants are advised to wear business or smart casual attire.

·      We advise you to wear comfortable and conservative clothes if you are going on sightseeing tours. Pants are very much acceptable attire for women in Jordan.

·      The weather tends to turn a little cold at night so you may want to bring a light jacket or shawl to use in the evenings.

What’s the voltage?

The electricity supply in Jordan is 230V/50Hz, but several types of plugs and sockets are commonly used: e.g. European with round pins, British standard with three pins, rectangular, Indian and combination sockets that can take multiple types.

What’s the official language?

Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout the kingdom. Most road signs are in English.

What is the official currency?

The Jordanian Dinar (JD) is divided into 1,000 fills, although many people refer to piasters. One piaster equals 10 fills, so there are 100 piasters in a dinar.

Notes: 5, 10 and 20 and 50 dinars.

Coins: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 fills, 1/2 and 1 dinar.


You will get the best exchange rate at exchange shops and banks, although the banks at the borders and in the airports, charge a small commission. If you carry travelers’ checks, you will be charged a commission ranging from JD 3 to JD 8 even at a bank, sometimes for each check, so carry larger denominations. Hotels will charge a premium for changing money, so try to avoid this. All Banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays except in shopping malls, they usually open after 2 PM.

What is Jordan’s time zone?

Jordan is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Tine, or three hours ahead when in Daylight Savings time from the last Friday in March till the last Friday in October.

I want to continuously be updated about the forum, are there any social media pages?

Of course! Please follow / like @WorldSciForum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Our group of social media representatives are always helpful when it comes to any inquiries!

Will I have the chance to network with speakers and moderators?

Yes of course you will, there will be lots of breaks, dinners, and social gatherings. Please check out the “agenda” here.

If I received an invitation to attend World Science Forum 2017, do I have to pay for my own travel and accommodation?

Travel and accommodation are only covered for speakers and moderators but you can surely apply for a grant once you complete your registration process, and you will be contacted by the forum organizers once a decision has been made.

How can I attend WSF 2017? 

Kindly note that attendance to the Forum is by invitation only. Therefore, please click here to fill out the needed application form if you are interested. Do note that submitting the application form does not insure your invitation acceptance to the forum as spaces are limited. You will be contacted by the forum organizers once a decision has been made.

Why should I be interested to attend?

The Forum brings together a unique group of the world’s most eminent scientists, political leaders, decision makers, R&D investors and civil society opinion leaders from over 100 countries. Over the course of seven conferences, WSF has evolved to become the leading gathering of our world’s stakeholders of knowledge. Starting with WSF 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, WSF has reached beyond its original context of bridge-building through knowledge between the East and West in Europe to become a truly worldwide endeavor with a strong focus on global challenges and multi-regional representation.

 World Science Forum 2017, which is being hosted in Jordan and organized by the Royal Scientific Society, marks a new chapter as scientists and policymakers focus on the global challenges that define our age. WSF 2017 is being held under the joint patronage of HM King Abdullah II, HE János Áder, President of Hungary and HE Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. Under the theme of “Science for Peace”, WSF 2017 will examine how science and science policy can improve lives, protect the planet and build a durable and secure future for all of our world’s citizens.

What is the World Science Forum 2017?

World Science Forum is a biennial gathering, initiated in 1999 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and organized jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the International Council for Science (ICSU), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS)

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