Know before you go
Know before you go
Jordan Tourism Board – 109 Hammersmith Road - London W14 0QH - t 0207 371 6496 - www.visitjordan.com
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – 6 Upper Phillimore Gardens - London W8 7HA - t 0207 937 3685 - www.jordanembassy.org.uk
Republic of Ireland
Jordan does not operate an embassy or tourist office in the Republic of Ireland and travellers are asked to contact their London embassy and tourist office – www.jordanembassy.org.uk and www.visitjordan.com
When to go
Jordan is pleasant all year round. It is however best to avoid summertime when the temperatures are very high in the south of the country.
Spring and autumn are the best times to book a trip. In spring, you will be treated to the vision of the fields and countryside covered in greenery and flowers as they return to life after the rainy December and January months. The weeks around Easter are the peak tourist season.
In winter, even if it sometimes snows in Amman, the south is very pleasant. What’s more, at Christmastime the Red Sea is at 20°C! The low winter sunshine bathes the mountains in a truly beautiful light.
Travellers should also be aware that night falls early (between 4.30pm and 7.45pm depending on the season).
The time in Jordan is GMT+2 (or GMT+3 - daylight saving time). So, when it is 12noon in London and Dublin, it is 2pm in Amman.
The following is indicated as a rough guide and regulations can change.
Your passport must have a visa and be valid for at least six months after your date of return home. A visa can be obtained from the Jordanian consular missions abroad before leaving.
If you also plan to visit neighbouring countries (Syria in particular), you must apply for the appropriate visa in your country of origin before leaving.
No vaccination is compulsory to enter Jordan.
Jordan is one of the best-equipped Arab countries in terms of health care.
The chemists are well stocked and Aqabah and Amman have excellent hospitals.
Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).
The following websites will help you prepare your journey:
www.visitjordan.com - official tourist website of the Jordan Tourism Board.
www.calendar.jo - what’s on published by the tourist board.
www.tourism.jo - website published by the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.