Fast Facts: Jordan

What is the weather like in Jordan?

In Jordan, the months of May and October are the most pleasant, with temperatures ranging in the 70’s and 80’s during the day and from the mid 50’s through the 60’s at night. During the rest of the year, the temperatures vary from a daytime high in the 40’s through the 60’s to lows at night from the 30’s through the 50’s. Typically, some rain can fall during the December through February period, while May through October is virtually rain free. The contrast between night and day is dramatic, so take a sweater for chilly nights, even in summer.

Check out the current weather conditions in Jordan.


What is required for entry into Jordan?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Jordan.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements to enter Jordan. See your doctor about possible typhoid medication. Take along bug repellant as mosquitoes are prevalent, but do not transmit malaria.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the currency?

The currency in Jordan is the dinar. Please review the current exchange rate for the dinar.

Tipping: A 10% service charge is normally included in hotel and restaurant bills; if service is very special, tip an extra amount. Tip 8% to taxi drivers and porters.


What are the best items to shop for in Jordan?

In Jordan, shop for pottery, bronze, baskets, wood inlay, straw goods, embroidery, glass, leather, Madaba rugs, spices, and etchings. Bargain only in markets, not in fine shops.


What are the voltage requirements in Jordan?

Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C, D, E, F, G, & J. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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