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Last verified: Monday, 23. November 2020 at 08:20 AM

Jordan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Jordan

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Jordan. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

Jordan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Jordan), the Advisory Index is 4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Syria (5), Iraq (4.7), Israel (3.7), Palestinian Territory with 3.7 and Saudi Arabia with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Jordan

There are currently 183,429 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Jordan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 2,236 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Jordan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 3.6 out of 5.0.

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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/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: 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: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Jordan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Jordan som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Beirut har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Jordan. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Jordan via den danske ambassade i Beirut, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Jordan’s international airport has reopened to limited scheduled flights. If you fly there despite our advice, you'll need to register on the Visit Jordan website and have PCR tests conducted at country of departure and on arrival. Quarantine requirements depend on where you've flown in from. Some other restrictions remain in place and may change ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan

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 August 7th 2020

The total rating for Jordan changed from 3.3 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Jordan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Jordan changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Jordan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Jordan changed from 2.9 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Jordan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Jordan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Jordan changed from 2.7 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Jordan with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Jordan changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Jordan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Jordan.

Is it safe to travel Jordan in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Jordan. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Jordan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Jordan.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Jordan?

There are currently 183,429 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Jordan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 2,236 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.