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Jordan, located in the Middle-East, is known for its ancient ruins, nature preserves and seaside resorts. The country is home to more than 7 million people and offers many different and fascinating destinations to explore. These include the capital, Amman, and the Dead Sea.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Jordan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Jordan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is present in middle eastern countries including Jordan. There is little information on how people become infected. But, there is increasing correlation in human contact with camels. Symptoms of MERS includes fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Travelers should take the following precautions to prevent MERS:
A passport and visa are required for entry to Jordan. Travelers must have at least six months validity left on their passport.
Visas can be obtained on arrival. But, it is best to make sure you have your’s taken care of ahead of time.
For more information, see our Jordan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Jordan is known to have shorter, cooler winters and longer, hotter, dryer summers. But, even though summer days tend to be hot, the night time can be rather cold. Rain is scarce in Jordan but when it does fall, it tends to be from October to March. March to May and September to November tend to be the best times to visit based on the prime weather conditions.
Jordan has a high threat of terrorism from indigenous and transnational groups. Both have planned and executed attacks in recent years. It is imperative tourists remain aware of their surroundings. Terrorists may target places like shopping malls, night clubs, resorts and transportation stops. If you notice any suspicious persons or objects, report it immediately.
U.S. citizens also tend to encounter a lot of petty crimes as well such as pick-pockets and purse-snatchers. To avoid being a victim of such crimes, remain vigilant and on guard. Keep your belongings secured in either a backpack or another bag which you have a firm hold on.
Petra, a city carved into the mountains by the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the Seven Wonders. Visitors can experience the city in many ways from archaeological parks to excavations.
There are also several historical locations to visit in Petra such as the Dana Nature Reserve and the Shobak Castle.
Deciding what to take on a trip can be tricky. For Jordan, be sure you have these items in your bag:
Enroll in STEP, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, to learn more about safety when traveling abroad. The service may also be used to receive messages about security issues and make it easier to be located in a state of emergency.
U.S. Embassy Amman
Abdoun, Al-Umawyeen St.
Amman – Jordan
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