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Uncategorised . 13 Jun 2024 .

Jordan

Jordan is a small country which has its capital in Amman, attracts over a million tourist annually with peak travel times occurring in the summer. Although Jordan has 4 seasons it receives about 310 days of sunlight due to it being primarily a desert. Jordan is a predominately Islam nation that has a unique culture when compared to other Arab nations as a result of the western world’s influence. Jordanian cuisine primarily consists of meat (lamb, beef and goat), poultry, that is usually baked, grilled, roasted or sautéed. Like most Arab countries, the majority of its citizens practice Islam while the minority practice Christianity. The national language in Jordan is Arabic, however, English is spoken in urban areas particularly in Amman.

Jordan has 3 commercial airports but only has one domestic route between Amman and Aqaba because of how small the country is. There are however public buses and taxis available and you can rent vehicles equipped with GPS to get around. For travellers coming into the country, it is advised that you dress appropriately as Jordan is a conservative country. Beyond that, it is relatively safe even if you travel Independently.

Jordan is a culturally rich nation with a lot of tourist attractions. Petra, one of its cities is famous for being an important part of the Silk Road to China. It is home to ancient buildings built into high cliffs such as the Al Khazneh building and tombs in the southern part of the city. Blockbuster movies such as Indiana Jones and Transformers have also been filmed in Petra. You can also visit the Dead Sea whose high mineral salt concentration makes it impossible for a human being to sink. If you want to explore your spiritual side, a trip to Madaba south-west of Amman would be perfect.  It is home to Mount Nebo, the famous mountain where God Showed Moses the promised land.

There are countless places to visit in Jordan such as:

  • Al-Maghatas: Located at the eastern region of Jordan, it is a UNESCO world heritage site, thought to be the original site where Jesus was baptised.
  • Mujib Nature Reserve: Located in the northwestern region of Jordan, it is known as the lowest nature reserve in the world. It is a hotspot for hikers, rock climbers, and zip-lines.
  • AqabaAt Aqaba, you can tour the ancient ruins of Tall Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan, visit the roman valley  Wadi Rum, see the date trees of the Shatt Al-Ghandour or go scuba diving to explore multi-coloured reefs.

There are lots of hotels and apartments to stay in granting you multiple options to choose from especially in Amman. Travellers should come with light clothing as the weather is hot most time of the year.

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians Visiting Jordan

  • A Nigerian passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (45 × 35 mm in dimension) taken in white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.

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