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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Jordan Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Jordan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Jordan), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Syria (5), Iraq (4.6), Palestinian Territory (3.3), Israel with 3 and Saudi Arabia with 2.5 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Jordan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The border with Syria and Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue to plot possible attacks in Jordan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/jordan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/jordan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel to the borders with Syria and Iraq due to military activity and the uncertain security situation. Jordanian authorities have increased security along the border with Syria and military activity has resulted in fatalities and injuries.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/jordan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Even though the political situation in Jordan is relatively stable, due to the spillover from the ongoing conflict in neighbouring countries and in the surrounding region, continued pressures of large refugee populations and economic reform programmes have created an atmosphere in which protests often occur. In light of this, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/jordan/

About Jordan

Jordan with its capital Amman is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Indiana (92,300 km²). The country is located Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq. The climate can be described as mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April). The landscape is mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River. With a population of about 6.2 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Amman
Population about 6.2 million
Size 92.300 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Indiana
Common languages ar-JO,en
Currency Dinar (short: JOD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +962
Internet Top Level Domain .jo
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 JO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 JOR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 400

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Jordan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • flash floods
  • periodic earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Jordan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. clothing
  3. fertilizer
  4. information technology
  5. inorganic chemicals
  6. light manufacturing
  7. petroleum refining
  8. pharmaceuticals
  9. phosphate mining
  10. potash

Agriculture products

  1. citrus
  2. cucumbers
  3. dairy
  4. olives
  5. poultry
  6. sheep
  7. stone fruits
  8. strawberries
  9. tomatoes

Jordanian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Jordan.

Export products

  1. fertilizers
  2. pharmaceuticals
  3. phosphates
  4. potash
  5. textiles
  6. vegetables

Import products

  1. cereals
  2. crude oil
  3. iron
  4. machinery
  5. refined petroleum products
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Jordan?

Jordan is currently rated at 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Jordan?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Jordan.

How many advisories do you know for Jordan?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 5 active advisories for Jordan.