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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Jordan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Jordan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Jordan), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Syria (5), Iraq (4.7), Israel (2.7), Palestinian Territory with 2.7 and Saudi Arabia with 2.6 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Jordan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Jordan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Jordaniens säkerhetsläge är relativt stabilt, men kan förändras plötsligt. Konflikterna i Syrien och Irak har påverkat säkerhetsläget i Jordanien. Oroligheterna på Västbanken och i Gaza reflekteras också ofta i Jordanien. Följ nyhetsrapporteringen noga. Resenärer utsätts inte för några särskilda risker. Det finns ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/JO

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser i Jordan bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for terror. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til grænsen mod Syrien og Irak. Der kan være voldelige uroligheder, skudepisoder og selvmordsbomber. Der er flygtningelejre i grænseområdet. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/jordan/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Jordan.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Grænsen til Syrien og Irak

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Individual rating changes for Jordan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Jordan. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Jordan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 3.0.

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 Arabic, English
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 of 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 to and from 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 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Jordan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Jordan in 2019?

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

How many travel advisories do you know for Jordan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Jordan.

What is the size of Jordan?

Jordan has a size of 92,300 km² or 35,637 mi² which is slightly smaller than Indiana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.