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Jordan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type F, Type G and Type J.
The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic
Jordan uses the Jordanian dinar (symbol: ?.?), code JOD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dinars. Dinar is subdivided into 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 1 dinar and 50, 25, 10, 1 and 0 piastres.
Automatic teller machines are common in Jordan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Jordan is on average 3.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Jordan is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 9.98 JOD, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Orange, Umniah or Zain. Jordan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Jordan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Jordan, dial +, then 962 (the country code for Jordan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Jordan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 6 .
Import and export information
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Jordan, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Jordan, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
H5N1 Avian Influenza cases have been reported in Jordan. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found in the Middle East. For further information, please visit the CDC MERS Advice.