Useful information

Language :

The official language of Jordan is Arabic. English is spoken by many people in Jordan especially in the capital Amman.

Business language: Arabic but English is widely used in the business world.

Payment : 

local currency: The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD ), THE JOD is pegged to the dollar. There are notes of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JOD. The dinar is divided into 100 piastres.

Methods of payment:

The payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, : payment is either in cash or by credit card. Credit cards, including American Express, Visa and MasterCard which are accepted in hotels, restaurants and department stores. Note that many small shops will ask you to pay in cash and Jordanian currency which is absolutely essential if you plan to shop in the local souks. 

Exchange rate:

1 JOD Jordanian dinar = 1.41 U.S. dollar (pegged)

Currency can be exchanged at major banks, bureaux de change and most hotels. It is advisable to avoid street changers. The exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank of Jordan

Entry into the territory:

Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa from the Jordanian embassies or consulates abroad. It is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

 Visas are valid for 1 month but can be extended at any police station for two additional months.

Working Hours:

Friday is the weekend. Banks, governments and most businesses are closed on Saturday as well.

 Many companies, including airlines, travel agencies and some shops also close on Thursday afternoon, although department stores and supermarkets remain open.

phone:

From France to Jordan 00 + 962 + the caller. For the price, contact your operator.

From Jordan to France: 00 + 33 + phone number

Time difference:

  GMT + 2, when it is 12 in Paris, it is 13h in Amman.

Distance:

The distance between Paris and Amman is 3369.25km. Approximately a 4H30 flight.

Direct flight: There are Direct flights  Paris -Amman with both Royal Jordanian Airlines or Air France.

The Period to avoid is that of Ramadan (different each year) and more generally the summer due to high temperatures and summer holiday for companies and government agencies.

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