Question: Can you hug in Jordan?

You might be surprised to see male locals greeting each other with hugs and kisses on the cheeks – the same goes for females, as this is a socially acceptable method of greeting. On the other hand, it is frowned on for couples to show affection in public, from holding hands to kissing.

Is hugging in Jordan illegal?

Be smart about it. Furthermore, even public displays of affection such as holding hands, caressing, or kissing in public are frowned upon. If theyre construed as being overtly sexual in any way, you could be charged with public indecency or worse.

Can you show affection in Jordan?

Couples travelling together need to be aware of Jordanian social norms. Put simply, public displays of affection between men and women are not acceptable.

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