Jordan Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Jordan Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official language Arabic. English is the lingua franca.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/01/2022 Lailat al Miraj (Night of the Ascension)

04/03/2022 Beginning of Ramadan

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/25/2022 Independence Day

06/10/2022 Memorial day in honor of the military

07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

07/30/2022 islamic new year festival

10/09/2022 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

12/25/2022 Christmas


(a) Christmas and Easter are celebrated only in Christian households and business houses.

(b) The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Jordan (persons over 18 years of age): cigarettes and other tobacco products in small quantities that are not of a commercial nature; alcoholic beverages in small quantities without commercial character; Gifts and personal effects in small quantities of a non-commercial nature up to a value of 2000 JD.

Import Restrictions

An import permit is required to import hunting weapons and ammunition (not in hand luggage). More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Weapons and ammunition (see also import restrictions), radio equipment, narcotics, pornographic material.

Prohibited Exports

Antiques and Corals. More information is available from Jordanian Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan
Thorackerstrasse 3
Muri b. Bern
+41 (31) 384 04 04.

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan

Honorary consulates in Dornbirn, Asten near Linz and Innsbruck/Wilten.

Rennweg 17/4
+43 (1) 405 10 25. Consular Dept.: +43 (1) 405 10 26.

Consular Section

Consular Section

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00, Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.30-12.30.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan

Honorary consulates in Düsseldorf and Wiesbaden.

Heerstraße 201
+49 (30) 369 96 00. Visa Dept.: Tel. +49 (30) 36 99 60 43.

Mon-Thu 09.00-15.00, Fri 09.00-14.00; Submission of visa applications and documents 09.00-12.00, document issue 14.00-15.00.


Business etiquette

In business circles, English is usually spoken. It is advisable to avoid appointments on Fridays and to take a supply of business cards with you.

Opening hours

Business hours: Sun-Thu 08.30-18.00. Lunch break usually between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Business contacts

Commercial Department of the Embassy of Jordan Heerstraße 201, 13595 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 369 96 00. Website: Ghorfa Arabic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Garrisonkirchplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany Tel. + 49 (0)30 278 90 70. Website: Austrian-Arab Chamber of Commerce Lobkowitzplatz 1/15, Postfach 76, 1010 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0)1 513 39 65. Website: Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) Zahran Street, PO Box 1800, Amman 11118, Jordan Tel. +962 (0)6 464 30 01. Website: Jordanian Chamber of Commerce Bldg. #218, Princess Bassma Street, PO Box 7029, Amman 11118, Jordan Tel. +962 (0)6 590 20 40. Website:



According to, the country code is 00962. Emergency numbers are: emergency doctor 193 and police 191 and 192.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 3G (2100) and 4G (1800 Mhz.). International roaming agreements exist. The transmission and reception area covers the country well, apart from a few desert areas. A cost-effective option is to make phone calls with a Jordanian SIM card from Zain Jordan, among others. If you buy this from a mobile phone dealer, the card will be activated on site.


One of the main providers is Orange. Internet cafes can be found in many cities. Most hotels, restaurants and cafés also offer free WiFi.

Post office

Packages should remain open for customs inspection. Post to Europe takes 3-5 days, delivery within 24 hours to many countries is offered for an additional charge. Post Office Hours: Sat-Thurs 0800-1800, Fri closed (except Post Office in Amman CBD, Prince Mohammed Street).

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