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Jordan is a popular destination for travelers due to its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and warm hospitality. If you plan a trip to Jordan, you may have questions about what to expect and how to prepare.

Here are 4 FAQs about traveling to Jordan:
4 FAQs About Traveling to Jordan
Man Standing on a Rock in the Wadi Rum Valley in Jordan

How do I obtain a visa for Jordan?

To enter Jordan, you will need a valid passport and a visa. You can obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport in Jordan or apply for a visa in advance through the Jordanian embassy or consulate in your country. The cost of a visa upon arrival is 40 JOD (Jordanian Dinar), and the cost of an advance visa may vary depending on your country of origin. If you plan to apply for a visa in advance, be sure to do so well ahead of time, as it can take several weeks to process.

Where can I exchange money in Jordan?

You can exchange money at banks, exchange offices, and some hotels in Jordan. The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD). The exchange rate may vary, so comparing rates at different locations is a good idea. It is also a good idea to bring some US dollars or euros in cash as a backup in case you have trouble finding a place to exchange your home currency. Remember that it is illegal to exchange money with individuals on the street, and you should only exchange money at reputable locations to avoid being scammed.

What should I pack?

4 FAQs About Traveling to Jordan
Woman Packing Clothes in a Luggage

When packing for a trip to Jordan, consider the time of year you will be visiting and the activities you plan to do. Some general items to consider packing include:

  • Light, loose-fitting clothing made of natural materials, such as cotton, for the hot summer months.
  • A sweater or jacket for cooler evenings and early mornings.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing.
  • A scarf or shawl to cover your head and shoulders when visiting religious sites.
  • A swimsuit if you visit the Dead Sea or other swimming locations.
  • Adaptors for charging your electronic devices, as Jordan uses type H outlets.
  • If you plan to visit Petra, pack comfortable walking shoes, as you will need to hike through the site. It is also a good idea to bring a water bottle and snacks, as there are few places to purchase food and drink within site.

Is it safe to travel to Jordan?

Jordan is generally a safe country to visit, but it is always a good idea to be cautious of your surroundings and take precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Some general safety tips for traveling to Jordan include:

  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and keep your valuables safe.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.
  • Use licensed taxis and avoid accepting rides from strangers.
  • Follow local laws and customs, particularly when visiting religious sites.
  • It is also a good idea to register with your embassy upon arrival in Jordan, as this will allow them to assist you in an emergency.

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