Jordan is located in the Middle East and has a population of 6.1 million people. Jordan has an amazingly rich history and is a place of spiritual significance, but is also home to ambitious modern developments. An additional appeal of Jordan is its coastline along the Dead Sea, providing beautiful beaches to enjoy. The official language of Jordan is Arabic, and English is also widely spoken.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Jordan can be very hot in the summer, and can still be quite warm in some areas through to the winter (January and February) - but with cold evenings. Some snowfall occurs in the hills in winter, and they can be cool in summer.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Dinar (JOD, symbol JD). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Most nationalities are required to obtain a tourist visa to enter Jordan. Visa can be obtained on arrival at any point of entry in to Jordan except for the King Hussein Bridge at the Jordan/Israel border. These visas are valid for two weeks; visas that are valid for two month can be obtained by applying through the embassy. Visas can be extended for three or six months by registering with a police station once in Jordan.

Getting there

Queen Alia International Airport is the entry point to Jordan.

Dialling codes

To call Jordan, the country dialling code is +962.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Jordan at:

Lonely Planet -​jordan

Jordan Embassy in the USA -

Jordan Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011