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Visa requirements for Jordan

For the vast majority of the world countries outside Africa, Visas are granted upon arrival or they are not required in the first place. Some major exceptions in the neighboring area are Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran. Other exceptions includes most of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as few countries of Southeast Asia. The following map contains details of Visa requirements for Jordan:

البلدان التي يُمكن لمواطنيها دخول الأردن بدون تأشيرة (باللون الأخضر الغامق) أو الحصول على التأشيرة فور دخول البلد (باللون الأخضر الفاتح) أو الذين يحتاجون تأشيرة (باللون الرمادي).

Easily obtainable on arrival at almost all border points. Some nationalities may require a visa before arrival; consult your local Jordanian embassy or consulate before arriving. One key exception is the crossing from the West Bank at the King Hussein ("Allenby") Bridge where you will need a visa in advance. Visas are available at all other land crossings into Jordan and all sea and air crossings.

Visa prices are standardized for non-Arabs at JOD40 (as of March 2015) for single entry, JOD60 for multiple entry. The regular visa fees are waived if you have purchased a Jordan Pass [1] from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and you stay a minimum of three consecutive nights in Jordan. The pass costs between JOD70-80 and includes a 1-3 day pass to Petra and free admission to many historical sites within a two week period. Another recent initiative from the Jordanian government is the reduce visa fees from JOD40 to JOD10 for tourists who enter Jordan by land and plan to stay at least three consecutive nights.[2]

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you can find guidance and details about people, culture, weather, transportation and other information Jordan Tourism Board

Eat
jordanian falafel

Jordanian cuisine is quite similar to fare served elsewhere in the region. The daily staple being khobez, a large, flat bread sold in bakeries across the country for a few hundred fils. Delicious when freshly baked.

For breakfast, the traditional breakfast is usually fried eggs, labaneh, cheese, zaatar and olive oil along with bread and a cup of tea. Falafel and hummus are eaten on the weekends by some and more often by others. There's no convention for when you should or should not eat any type of food. It's up to you. This is the most popular breakfast. Manousheh and pastries come in as the second most popular breakfast item. All of the hotels offer American breakfast.

The national dish of Jordan is the mansaf, prepared with jameed, a sun-dried yogurt. Grumpygourmet.com describes the mansaf as "an enormous platter layered with crêpe-like traditional "shraak" bread, mounds of glistening rice and chunks of lamb that have been cooked in a unique sauce made from reconstituted jameed and spices, sprinkled with golden pine nuts." In actuality more people use fried almonds instead of pine nuts because of the cheaper price tag. While mansaf is the national dish, most people in urban areas eat it on special occasions and not every day. Other popular dishes include Maklouba, stuffed vegetables, freekeh.

The most popular place to eat cheap Mansaf is the Jerusalem restaurant in downtown Amman.

Levantine-style mezza are served in "Lebanese-style" -which is typical to Jordaian style- restaurants around the country, and you can easily find international fast food chains including McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Burger King. In addition to chains well known in Europe and North America, there are some local businesses such as:

Abu Jbarah: one of the famous falafel's restaurant in Jordan. Al kalha: famous falafel and homous restaurant in Jordan. Al-Daya'a and Reem: Famous places to get Shawerma sandwiches and dishes. As for foreign style restaurants, there is no shortage of them. The best ones are usually found in 5 star hotels, but the price tag is high. Italian restaurants and pizza places are somewhat abundant in Amman, Madaba, and Aqaba, but are very hard to find in other cities.

More and more cafes now serve food. There is an abundance of Middle Eastern-style cafes serving Argeelleh in addition to the full complement of Western and Middle Eastern coffee drinks. There is also a good number of Western-style cafes which usually serve Western-style desserts, salads and sandwiches.

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