Travel advice for Jordan.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Jordan.

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  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Jordanian dinar JOD

Currency exchange rate

JOD 1 = ~ CHF 1.34 ; CHF 1 = ~ JOD 0.74 (09/2022)

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Practical Information:

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 22 (varies with rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.

  • Travel to borders areas with Iraq not advised. Travel to borders areas with Syrian not advised. Isolated mine fields are found in the Jordan valley (Balqa and Irbid provinces) as well as in the Syrian border area in Mafrak province.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics
  • Jordan is a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

National language

Official language

Arabic

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Amman

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

  • Extension available on site.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Amman, 19 Ibrahim Ayoub Street, Jabal-Amman, 4th Circle near Salah Eldin Mosque
Tel. + 962 6 593 14 16 / + 962 6 593 04 17 / + 962 6 593 03 75

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 15.00 (Sun - Thu)

Stores

9.30 - 13.30 h and 15.30 - 18.00/20.00 h (Sat - Thu)

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Important

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