Foreign travel advice

Jordan

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to within 3km of the Syrian border from the Sad Al-Wihdeh Dam up to, but not including, the Jabr crossing. This is due to the risk of small arms fire and stray mortars in the area. See Border areas

There is a high threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around 60,820 British nationals visited Jordan in 2015. Most visits are trouble free.

On 1/2 March Jordanian security forces conducted an operation against a terrorist cell in Irbid, northern Jordan. The operation resulted in a number of deaths. You should keep up to date with local media and travel reports, and follow the advice and instructions of local security forces.

You should avoid large crowds, political gatherings and demonstrations. Violent incidents have taken place at the Zaatari refugee camp and on several university campuses. Stay away from downtown Amman and the centres of other towns and cities after Friday midday prayers. See Political situation

While there has been periodic widespread strike action in Petra and Wadi Musa, access to the main Petra site has been unaffected. Check with your travel company and local media for updates.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.