Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah
Palestinian West Bank
DRIVING SIDE: Right
INTERNET CODE: .jo
TOME ZONE: UTC +3
COUNTRY TEL CODE: +962
Borders on Red Sea (26km) & the Dead Sea
Modern Standard Arabic/Jordanian Arabic/Levantine Arabic
Thank you: Shukran
C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E R AT E
Jordanian Dinar JOD (د.ا)
1 JOD = 1.41 USD
1 JOD = 26.48 ZAR
No compulsory vaccinations
Recommended: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, anthrax, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Voltage Requirements: 230 V
Power plugs & sockets are of type C , D, F, G & type J
Winter: min. 4 °C – max. 13 °C
Summer: min. 20 °C – max. 33°C
climate is usually subtropical arid, with quite cold winters due to the altitude, and sunny summers, which are hot but partly tempered by the altitude as well
DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S
EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE
South African Embassy in Jordan
15 Bashir Al Shuraiqi Street, North West Abdoun, Amman, JORDAN
Head of Mission: Ebrahim Saley, HE Mr
Queen Alia International
+962 6 500 2777
Aqaba King Hussein International
+962 3 203 4010
You should apply for a visa at least one month ahead of your intended travel date.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months when you enter Azerbaijan.
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS
There is only one domestic air route, between Amman and Aqaba.
Royal Jordanian (www.rj.com) Flights twice daily (one way around JD52, one hour).
Royal Wings (www.royalwings.com.jo) A subsidiary of Royal Jordanian, offering expensive charter flights.
NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS
Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases
For 50 years, the Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases has been treating tuberculosis among the Bedouin people of Jordan. Founded by Dr. Eleanor Soltau and nurse Aileen Coleman in 1965 as a small Christian medical facility, the staff now treats nearly 20,000 people each year, serving patients from Jordan and surrounding countries in the Middle East.
ACTED Jordan has been geared towards meeting the essential needs of refugees from Syria and hosting community programming, such as: WASH, emergency cash relief, shelter and food assistance to 245,000 individuals.
For more details, visit the website: https://www.acted.org/en/
Climatestotravel. Jordan. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/jordan
International Electrotechnical Commission. World Plugs by Location. Available from: https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/list_bylocation.htm
World Population Review. (2020). Jordan. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/jordan-population/