Jordan — Visas and Vaccinations
All visitors to Jordan who are not from Arab nations are required to obtain a visa. These can be picked up upon arrival from all land and air crossings except the West Bank at the King Hussein Bridge. All visitors need to be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months after leaving the country.
Health and Safety
Jordan is quite a safe place and tourist-related crimes are scarce. The locals are quite accommodating and generally any incidents that occur are exceptions. While Jordan is one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East, it is still advised that female traveler dress modestly, especially when entering religious sites.
While the political situation in the region is quite turbulent, Jordan remains relatively stable. Protests continue across the country, but so far they have all been non-violent and peaceful. Travelers should be aware that most of these occur spontaneously and should thus avoid large gatherings of people in busy city centers.
Healthcare in Jordan ranks among the best in the world, with the country serving as the nucleus of medical treatment in the Middle East. Hospitals and staff are world class, but it is still advised that tourists take out travel insurance in the event of any unforeseeable incidents. Further, it is recommended that the following immunizations be received before departing: Hepatitis A and B, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Typhoid.