FCO Travel Advice for - Jordan

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  • 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.

  • Around 87,000 British nationals visited Jordan in 2012. Most visits are trouble free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • You should avoid large crowds, political gatherings and demonstrations. Stay away from downtown Amman and other towns and cities after Friday midday prayers. See Political situation.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.
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