Jordan Travel Vaccines and Advice
Jordan is a land of art and history. Its location on the borders of the Mediterranean and the Orient made it a breeding ground of many civilizations. Its towns and villages are adorned by magnificent remains such as the Roman city of Jerash, imposing fortresses; the city dug into the rock of Petra or the Umayyad desert castles. Take the time to visit the Hashemite Kingdom with an iconic royal heritage. Take a trail to the traces of Lawrence of Arabia, the port of Aqaba or the cities of Azraq and Wadi Rum. In order to spice up your trip, take an unforgettable camel trek on the Jordan beach.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Jordan
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Jordan
Medical Care in Jordan
Although the capital of Jordan provides good quality medical facilities, health care is limited in other regions. Al Khalidi Medical Center is one of the country’s leading private hospitals for both surgery and routine consultations and is linked to the international network of Massachusetts General Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In the event of complications, the Jordan University Hospital also offers satisfactory care.
Pharmacies are of excellent quality in Jordan, and their pharmacists are only allowed to practice with a certificate. These services offer many drugs, which are thoroughly regulated by National public health authorities who also monitor their import and sales within the country.
For emergency calls in Jordan, dial 911.
Is Jordan Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence; Avoid large gatherings|
|Road safety||Frequent car accidents; Hazardous road conditions when snowing or raining; Avoid off-roads alone|
|Public transportation||Crowded and unconfortable|
|Refugee camps||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
|Border with Syria/ Iraq||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Highway 10 east of Safawi||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Jordan?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Jordan. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
Other restrictions apply depending on the country you come from.
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Embassy of Canada to Jordan information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Jordan
133 Zahran Street,
Tel.: 962 (6) 590 1500
Fax: 962 (6) 590 1501