Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was the first Arab country to establish full diplomatic relations with South Africa in 1993. In December 1994 South Africa established a resident mission in Amman.

In April 1996 the late king Hussein led a delegation attending an UNCTAD Conference in South Africa. This attendance was upgraded to the level of a State Visit. During October 1999 the former President Mandela briefly visited Amman and his visit did much to enhance the bilateral relationship.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Jordan

H E Mr J Davies
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South Africa Embassy

Jordanian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr I M S Awawdeh
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

All passport holders including South African passport holders are advised to obtain visas in advance to visiting Jordan. Visas can be obtained on arrival but it is far easier and less time consuming if they have been issued in advance.

Health Requirements

Tetanus immunisation is recommended for rural areas.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Hot, dry summers - cool evenings (April - October). Rain in winter (November -March).

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Jordanian Dinar.

Exchange rate as on 17 January 2002: R1.00 = JD0.06

For current exchange rates click here

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: vanderwaltr@dirco.gov.za.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Jordan, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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