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currency in aquaba

Tannum Sands...
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currency in aquaba

will taxis take euros or American dollars or will I need local currency .thanks allan

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Petra - Wadi Musa...
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1. Re: currency in aquaba

Local currency is best but they will most likely also accept USD (exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.7 JOD), I would avoid euros as the exchange rate changes daily and you will be ripped off.

Patricia (Petra Bed & Breakfast - Horse Riding Jordan)

Rehovot, Israel
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2. Re: currency in aquaba

My taxi at the Eilat-Aqaba border was ready to accept USD. The price was 10JOD=15USD (quite okay). I believe others will accept it too. It should be between 1.4-1.5 times of JOD in USD. Eventually I paid him in JOD. So don't know how you would get back the change.


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3. Re: currency in aquaba

Hei Oscar,

I agree with PetraBedan, dont use Euros. They are gonna change very bad. I can understand they have problems to change later, but still you loose. Dollar is taken normally, but to get best price i would use local currency 1USD -> ca 0.71JD

Enjoy Jordan

Wharton, New Jersey
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4. Re: currency in aquaba

Do you know if border patrol in Eilat accept visa or us dollars?

Amman, Jordan
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5. Re: currency in aquaba

at Israeli side they do accept.

its free to enter Israel but you pay when you leave



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