Foreign travel advice



The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to within 3km of the entire Syrian border. This is due to the risk of small arms fire, stray mortars, or other attacks in the area. See Border areas

Terrorist attacks in Jordan are highly likely. A number of incidents have occurred in 2016, some serious. Attacks could be indiscriminate including in places visited by foreigners, particularly hotels, shopping malls and tourist sites. You should take extra care, and in the event of an incident, follow the advice of the Jordanian authorities. See Terrorism

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

You should remain vigilant at all times. Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations. Stay away from downtown Amman and the centres of other towns and cities after Friday midday prayers as violent incidents have been known to occur at these times. From time to time, violent incidents have also occurred on several university campuses. See Political situation

There has been occasional widespread strike action in Petra and Wadi Musa, but access to the main Petra site has largely been unaffected. Check with your travel company and local media for updates. If you’re caught up in any strike action, always follow police instructions.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.