Jordan travel advice

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Jordan - Exercise a high degree of caution

Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan due to the threat of terrorism, civil unrest and demonstrations.

Border with Syria - Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to all areas within 5 km of the border with Syria, with the exception of the tourist site Umm Qais, due to incidents linked to the conflict in Syria.

 

Border with Iraq - Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to all areas within 5 km of the border with Iraq, due to incidents linked to the conflict in that country.

 

Northeastern Jordan, east of Ruwaished - Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to the east of the city of Ruwaished, in northeastern Jordan, due to military activity and the lack of emergency facilities.

 

Refugee camps - Avoid non-essential travel

Avoid non-essential travel to all refugee camps, including Zaatari and Azraq due to the unpredictable security situation.

 

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Safety and security

Situation in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Following recent developments in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the security situation could deteriorate suddenly. This may result in travel disruptions, including:

  • airspace closures
  • flight cancellations and diversions
  • disturbances to Global Positioning System (GPS) signals

Register or update your personal information with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to receive the latest updates.

Land borders to the north and south with Israel remain open. However, reduced hours or closures on short notice may affect operating hours at the land border crossings with Israel. Verify the status of the border crossing before you travel to the border.

If you are in Jordan:

  • exercise caution
  • expect heightened security measures
  • avoid all demonstrations and gatherings
  • follow the instructions of local authorities

Debris from drone and missile activity

On April 14, 2024, multiple projectiles launched by Iran toward Israel fell at various locations in Jordan, including in areas around Amman, Aqaba and wadi/desert areas.

If you encounter any projectile debris or fragments:

  • move away from them immediately
  • contact local authorities

Areas within 5 km of the borders with Syria and Iraq, with the exception of the tourist site Umm Qais

Clashes involving small arms and mortar fire have occurred in the areas bordering Syria and Iraq, due to the ongoing conflict in these countries. Borders with Syria and Iraq are highly militarized. Government security forces may engage vehicles and people coming into Jordan illegally.

Refugee camps

You must receive the Government of Jordan’s approval for travel to the Syrian refugee camps of Zaatari and Azraq. Some refugee camps are located close to urban centres and are not always visibly demarcated. You should exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings at all times to avoid inadvertently entering a camp.

Terrorism

There’s a threat of terrorism. Transnational and domestic terrorist groups have demonstrated the capability to plan and implement attacks in Jordan. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time.

Jordanian security forces have increased their operations across the country. This has resulted in the deaths of suspected terrorists, bystanders and local security officers. Further counterterrorism operations are expected throughout Jordan. Heightened security measures are in place.

Targets could include:

  • government buildings, including police stations
  • places of worship
  • airports and other transportation hubs and networks
  • public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and other sites frequented by foreigners

Always be aware of your surroundings when in public places.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations occur regularly. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation.

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities
  • Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations

Since October 13, 2023, protests related to the ongoing conflict in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been taking place regularly at various locations across Jordan.

Protest activity occurs throughout the week with larger demonstrations typically occurring on Fridays.

Major gathering places have included:

  • places of worship, especially:
    • the Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman
    • the Al Kalouti mosque near the Israeli embassy in Rabieh, Amman
  • refugee camps, including:
    • the al-Wehdat refugee camp in South Amman
    • the Baqa’a refugee camp near Ein Al-Basha on the Amman-Jerash highway
  • the American Embassy and surrounding areas in Abdoun, Amman
  • various neighborhoods in East Amman

Most protests have been peaceful and contained by security forces. Isolated incidents of clashes with security forces have been reported.

Future protests near border areas could result in confrontations between security forces and demonstrators. They could lead to temporary closures of the Dead Sea highway and surrounding roads.

Jordanian authorities may employ enhanced measures to respond to demonstrations, including:

  • deploying additional security forces
  • using crowd dispersal methods
  • establishing checkpoints and roadblocks

Protests may occur at various locations across the country.

In Amman

Demonstrations have occurred in Amman at locations including:

  • the Al Husseini Mosque, downtown;
  • in front of Parliament in Abdali District;
  • in front of the Prime Ministry at 4th circle on Zahran Street.

Outside of Amman

Other cities in Jordan where large demonstrations occur frequently include Irbid, Kerak, Ma’an, Madaba, Mafraq, Salt and Zarqa.

Mass gatherings (large-scale events)

Crime

Petty Crime

The crime rate is low by regional standards. Petty crime occurs, especially at tourist sites and in crowded areas. Theft of vehicles, assaults, robberies and attempted residential break-ins also occur.

  • Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times
  • Always carry a photocopy of identification documents for identification purposes
  • Don’t display valuables in your car or on your person
  • Lock car doors and windows
  • Avoid travelling alone, especially in remote areas

Firearms

Incidents of celebratory gunfire, while illegal, are common and occasionally result in injury and death.

Tribal violence

Clashes between tribes, clans or families periodically erupt and sometimes involve the use of firearms. Response from authorities is often delayed or non-existent.

Women’s safety

Women travelling alone may be subject to some forms of harassment and verbal abuse.

Sexual harassment and assaults have occurred.

Women have been detained when reporting a sexual assault. Women must prove that any sexual activity was not consensual to avoid being charged under extramarital sex statutes.

Women should:

  • dress conservatively
  • travel in groups
  • travel during daylight hours
  • sit in the back seat of taxis.

Advice for women travellers

Road safety

Road conditions and road safety can vary greatly throughout the country. Driving conditions may be hazardous during winter. Accidents are common but more frequent during Ramadan and Eid.

Some drivers don’t respect traffic laws. Drivers may be aggressive and drive very close to each other. It’s typical for drivers not to use signals to indicate turns or lane changes. Drivers often talk or text on mobile phones while driving, although this is illegal in Jordan.

Off-road driving can be hazardous, and you should only do it in a convoy of four-wheel-drive vehicles with an experienced guide.

  • Avoid driving at night in rural areas, as roaming animals and insufficient lighting create hazards after dark
  • Leave your travel itinerary with a family member or friend
  • Be well prepared and equipped with gasoline, water, food and a cellular phone

If you’re involved in an accident

Many drivers involved in an accident may avoid calling the police and try to negotiate a settlement instead. However, they may later try to file a claim against you.

In the event of an accident causing personal injury, the driver may be held for several days until responsibility and appropriate restitution is determined.

To avoid legal issues, call the police to attend the scene of the accident and assess responsibility.

Public transportation

Public transportation is usually very crowded. It can be uncomfortable.

Taxis

The cleanliness and mechanical reliability of taxis vary considerably. Book taxis through hotels.

Vehicles booked through ride-hailing applications are generally more reliable and in better condition than taxis in Jordan.

Air travel

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

Information about foreign domestic airlines

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Entry and exit requirements

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. The Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements.

We have obtained the information on this page from the Jordanian authorities. It can, however, change at any time.

Verify this information with the Foreign Representatives in Canada.

Passport

Entry requirements vary depending on the type of passport you use for travel.

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Regular Canadian passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Jordan.

Passport for official travel

Different entry rules may apply.

Official travel

Passport with “X” gender identifier

While the Government of Canada issues passports with an “X” gender identifier, it cannot guarantee your entry or transit through other countries. You might face entry restrictions in countries that do not recognize the “X” gender identifier. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

Other travel documents

Different entry rules may apply when travelling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

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Visas

Tourist visa

Required, and valid for 30 days. You may obtain a visa upon arrival if you travel by air or enter Jordan at the following border crossings:

  • Sheikh Hussein Bridge
  • Wadi Araba (Aqaba)

Due to recent events in Israel, West Bank and the Gaza Strip, operations at the land borders with Jordan may be affected by reduced hours or closure on short notice.

You need to obtain a visa online or from a Jordanian diplomatic mission prior to travelling if you’re planning on entering Jordan at the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) border crossing.

You can extend the validity of a visitor visa at any police station.

If you overstay your visa, you’ll be fined when leaving the country.

Business visa

First, you need a tourism visa to enter. Then, you must obtain a residency permit from Jordan’s Ministry of Interior upon arrival.

Residency Permit

You must obtain a tourist visa to enter Jordan. Once in Jordan, you may apply for a residency permit from the Ministry of Interior.

Jordan only issues visas at:

  • international airports
  • the Sheikh Hussein Bridge border crossing
  • the Wadi Araba (Aqaba) border crossing

Jordan doesn’t issue visas at the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank.

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Health entry requirements

You must take a medical exam to obtain a residency permit, including mandatory testing for tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis C.

Other entry requirements

Canadians who were previously in Jordan under a Refugee Status Determination process may be subject to different entry requirements and should contact the nearest Jordanian Embassy before travel. 

Foreign Representatives in Canada

Registration

Register with the police for stays of more than 2 weeks.

Travelling to neighbouring countries

If travelling from Jordan to neighbouring countries, ensure that you obtain your visas before departing Canada. These countries don’t normally issue visas at border crossings to individuals without a Jordanian residency permit.

Travelling to and from Israel

Consult our travel advice for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip for more information on entry requirements.

If you’re travelling beyond Jordan, note that other countries have denied Canadians entry because their passports bore a Jordanian border stamp issued by an office bordering Israel. Such a stamp would indicate that the traveller had entered Jordan from Israel.

Travelling from Egypt

You’ll need to show your Egyptian entry and exit stamps to border officials when arriving from Egypt.

Foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada

Customs

Upon departure, your luggage may be searched for security reasons and to prevent the illegal export of Jordanian and Iraqi antiquities.

Children and travel

Learn more about travelling with children.

Yellow fever

Learn about potential entry requirements related to yellow fever (vaccines section).

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Health

Relevant Travel Health Notices

This section contains information on possible health risks and restrictions regularly found or ongoing in the destination. Follow this advice to lower your risk of becoming ill while travelling. Not all risks are listed below.

Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic preferably 6 weeks before you travel to get personalized health advice and recommendations.

Routine vaccines

Be sure that your routine vaccinations, as per your province or territory, are up-to-date before travelling, regardless of your destination.

Some of these vaccinations include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella (chickenpox), influenza and others.

Pre-travel vaccines and medications

You may be at risk for preventable diseases while travelling in this destination. Talk to a travel health professional about which medications or vaccines may be right for you, based on your destination and itinerary. 

Yellow Fever - Country Entry Requirements

Yellow fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection.

Risk

  • There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.

Country Entry Requirement*

  • Proof of vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.

Recommendation

  • Vaccination is not recommended.
  • Discuss travel plans, activities, and destinations with a health care professional.
  • Contact a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre well in advance of your trip to arrange for vaccination.

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada
* It is important to note that country entry requirements may not reflect your risk of yellow fever at your destination. It is recommended that you contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.

Hepatitis A

There is a risk of hepatitis A in this destination. It is a disease of the liver. People can get hepatitis A if they ingest contaminated food or water, eat foods prepared by an infectious person, or if they have close physical contact (such as oral-anal sex) with an infectious person, although casual contact among people does not spread the virus.

 

Practise safe food and water precautions and wash your hands often. Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas where hepatitis A is present.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It can spread quickly from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of being infected with it when travelling internationally.

Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are fully protected against measles.

Hepatitis B

 Hepatitis B is a risk in every destination. It is a viral liver disease that is easily transmitted from one person to another through exposure to blood and body fluids containing the hepatitis B virus.  Travellers who may be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids (e.g., through sexual contact, medical treatment, sharing needles, tattooing, acupuncture or occupational exposure) are at higher risk of getting hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all travellers. Prevent hepatitis B infection by practicing safe sex, only using new and sterile drug equipment, and only getting tattoos and piercings in settings that follow public health regulations and standards.

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious viral disease. It can spread from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

It is recommended that all eligible travellers complete a COVID-19 vaccine series along with any additional recommended doses in Canada before travelling. Evidence shows that vaccines are very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. While vaccination provides better protection against serious illness, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has not completed a vaccine series is at increased risk of being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and is at greater risk for severe disease when travelling internationally.

Before travelling, verify your destination’s COVID-19 vaccination entry/exit requirements. Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are adequately protected against COVID-19.

Influenza

 The best way to protect yourself from seasonal influenza (flu) is to get vaccinated every year. Get the flu shot at least 2 weeks before travelling.  

 The flu occurs worldwide. 

  •  In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs from November to   April.
  •  In the Southern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs between April and   October.
  •  In the tropics, there is flu activity year round. 

The flu vaccine available in one hemisphere may only offer partial protection against the flu in the other hemisphere.

The flu virus spreads from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Clean your hands often and wear a mask if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Rabies


In this destination, rabies is carried by dogs and some wildlife, including bats. Rabies is a deadly disease that spreads to humans primarily through bites or scratches from an infected animal. While travelling, take precautions, including keeping your distance from animals (including free-roaming dogs), and closely supervising children.

If you are bitten or scratched by an animal while travelling, immediately wash the wound with soap and clean water and see a health care professional. Rabies treatment is often available in this destination. 

Before travel, discuss rabies vaccination with a health care professional. It may be recommended for travellers who are at high risk of exposure (e.g., occupational risk such as veterinarians and wildlife workers, children, adventure travellers and spelunkers, and others in close contact with animals). 

Safe food and water precautions

Many illnesses can be caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated by bacteria, parasites, toxins, or viruses, or by swimming or bathing in contaminated water.

  • Learn more about food and water precautions to take to avoid getting sick by visiting our eat and drink safely abroad page. Remember: Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!
  • Avoid getting water into your eyes, mouth or nose when swimming or participating in activities in freshwater (streams, canals, lakes), particularly after flooding or heavy rain. Water may look clean but could still be polluted or contaminated.
  • Avoid inhaling or swallowing water while bathing, showering, or swimming in pools or hot tubs. 

Travellers' diarrhea

Travellers' diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travellers. It is spread from eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

Risk of developing travellers' diarrhea increases when travelling in regions with poor standards of hygiene and sanitation. Practise safe food and water precautions.

The most important treatment for travellers' diarrhea is rehydration (drinking lots of fluids). Carry oral rehydration salts when travelling.

Typhoid

Typhoid is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Risk is higher among children, travellers going to rural areas, travellers visiting friends and relatives or those travelling for a long period of time.

Travellers visiting regions with a risk of typhoid, especially those exposed to places with poor sanitation, should speak to a health care professional about vaccination.  

Insect bite prevention

Many diseases are spread by the bites of infected insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas or flies. When travelling to areas where infected insects may be present:

  • Use insect repellent (bug spray) on exposed skin
  • Cover up with light-coloured, loose clothes made of tightly woven materials such as nylon or polyester
  • Minimize exposure to insects
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in buildings that are not fully enclosed

To learn more about how you can reduce your risk of infection and disease caused by bites, both at home and abroad, visit our insect bite prevention page.

Find out what types of insects are present where you’re travelling, when they’re most active, and the symptoms of the diseases they spread.

Animal precautions

Some infections, such as rabies and influenza, can be shared between humans and animals. Certain types of activities may increase your chance of contact with animals, such as travelling in rural or forested areas, camping, hiking, and visiting wet markets (places where live animals are slaughtered and sold) or caves.

Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, livestock (pigs, cows), monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats, and to avoid eating undercooked wild game.

Closely supervise children, as they are more likely to come in contact with animals.

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have been reported in this destination. The risk to travellers is low; MERS is primarily spread through contact with camels or camel-based products (raw milk, meat, urine). It can also spread through close contact, such as when caring for an infected person. 

Avoid contact with animals (especially camels), camel-based products, and wash your hands frequently.

Prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

MERS symptoms range from mild and flu-like to more severe pneumonia-like symptoms, and can result in death.

There is no vaccine or medication that protects against MERS.

Person-to-person infections

Stay home if you’re sick and practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette, which includes coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Reduce your risk of colds, the flu and other illnesses by:

  •  washing your hands often
  • avoiding or limiting the amount of time spent in closed spaces, crowded places, or at large-scale events (concerts, sporting events, rallies)
  • avoiding close physical contact with people who may be showing symptoms of illness 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and mpox are spread through blood and bodily fluids; use condoms, practise safe sex, and limit your number of sexual partners. Check with your local public health authority pre-travel to determine your eligibility for mpox vaccine.  

Medical services and facilities

Modern medical care is available in Amman but could be inadequate elsewhere. Procedures often require immediate cash payment.

Medical evacuation can be very expensive. You may need it in case of serious illness or injury.

Make sure you get travel insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation and hospital stays.

Travel health and safety

Keep in Mind...

The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety.

Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a travel health kit, especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres.

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Laws and culture

You must abide by local laws.

Learn about what you should do and how we can help if you are arrested or detained abroad.

Jordan only offers government services in Arabic. Before submitting official documents to local governments, you must have them translated to Arabic.

The work week is from Sunday to Thursday.

Avoid romantic physical contact, including holding hands, in public.

Don't photograph people without their permission.

Dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is legally recognized in Jordan.

If you are a Canadian citizen, but also a citizen of Jordan, our ability to offer you consular services may be limited while you're there. You may also be subject to different entry/exit requirements.

Travellers with dual citizenship

Confirm your citizenship status with the Embassy of Jordan in Ottawa before your departure.

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Drugs

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe. Even possession or use of small amounts of illegal drugs is a criminal offence. If you're accused of a drug offence, you can be detained by authorities for up to 2 weeks without being charged. Convicted offenders can expect heavy jail sentences and fines.

Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol outside approved venues is illegal. It could result in your arrest, heavy fines or imprisonment. Public intoxication is a criminal offence, whether or not consumption occurred privately

Drugs, alcohol and travel

Illegal activities

Other illegal activities include:

  • insulting King Abdullah II or other members of Jordan's royal family
  • photographing government buildings and military installations
  • all forms of religious proselytizing, including distribution of religious materials
  • adultery
  • extra-marital sexual relations
  • prostitution
  • possession of pornographic material

Driving

By law, all vehicles must carry a fire extinguisher and warning triangle.

Accidents

If a pedestrian is injured in an accident, authorities always deem the driver to be guilty. As the driver, you may face imprisonment and heavy fines.

Drinking and driving

If a police officer suspects you of drinking and driving, they could confiscate your driver's licence on the spot. If you're convicted, you can expect heavy fines and possible imprisonment.

International driving permit

You should carry an international driving permit. You may only drive rental cars with a valid Canadian driver's licence or an international driving permit. To drive any other vehicle, you must hold a Jordanian driver's licence.

International Driving Permit

2SLGBTQI+ travellers

Although the laws of Jordan don't prohibit sexual acts between individuals of the same sex, homosexuality is not socially tolerated. Jordan does not recognize same-sex marriages.

Members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community could face arrest under other charges, such as anti-adultery or public indecency laws.

2SLGBTQI+ travellers should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Jordan.

Travel and your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics

Dress and behaviour

Jordan's customs, laws and regulations adhere closely to Islamic practices and beliefs. Dress conservatively, behave discreetly and respect religious and social traditions to avoid offending local sensitivities.

In 2024, the lunar month of Ramadan is expected to begin on or around March 10.

In public, between sunrise and sunset, refrain from:

  • drinking
  • eating
  • smoking

Family law

Children

Before travelling to Jordan, and in case of a family dispute involving children, both parents should ensure they're fully aware of the implications of local laws on children's mobility, access and custody.

Any adult male may prevent his minor children from leaving Jordan by placing a hold on their travel with Jordanian authorities.

Immigration officials may prevent children travelling with their mothers from departing Jordan without the father's consent. This is possible even if the child or woman is solely a Canadian citizen. Jordanian authorities consider disputes surrounding travel holds as private family matters. The Embassy of Canada is limited in its ability to intervene. Only a court or the person who requested the travel hold may remove it.

Spouses

Under Jordanian law, a husband may place a travel hold on his wife, preventing her departure from Jordan. Adult male relatives (that is uncles, brothers, grandfathers) may also request that a court place a travel hold on unmarried adult female relatives.

International Child Abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty. It can help parents with the return of children who have been removed to or retained in certain countries in violation of custody rights. It does not apply between Canada and Jordan.

If your child was wrongfully taken to, or is being held in Jordan by an abducting parent:

  • act as quickly as you can
  • consult a lawyer in Canada and in Jordan to explore all the legal options for the return of your child
  • report the situation to the nearest Canadian government office abroad or to the Vulnerable Children's Consular Unit at Global Affairs Canada by calling the Emergency Watch and Response Centre

If your child was removed from a country other than Canada, consult a lawyer to determine if The Hague Convention applies.

Be aware that Canadian consular officials cannot interfere in private legal matters or in another country's judicial affairs.

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Legal process

Jordan's legal process may be slow and cumbersome. Police may hold suspects and witnesses to incidents for lengthy periods without access to legal counsel or consular officials.

Money

The currency in Jordan is the dinar (JOD). ATMs are available in larger cities and at the Queen Alia International Airport, but are limited elsewhere. Only U.S. dollars and euros are easily convertible into local currency.

Larger stores and restaurants in Amman and other tourist areas accept credit cards.

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Natural disasters and climate

Jordan is located in an active seismic zone. Strong aftershocks may occur up to one week after the initial earthquake. Landslides are possible in certain areas. 

Droughts and sand and dust storms occur.

Snowfall is infrequent but can cause extensive road closures and disrupt public services.

Rainy season

The rainy season usually extends from November to March.

Heavy rain can result in flash floods in dry river beds and canyons (or “wadis”).
Flash floods and landslides can hamper overland travel and reduce the provision of essential services. Roads may become impassable and bridges damaged.

• Monitor local news and weather reports
• Stay away from the affected areas
• Follow the instructions of local authorities, including evacuation orders

Weather forecast – Jordan Meteorological Department

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Need help?

Local services

Emergency services

Dial 911 for emergency assistance.

Consular assistance

Amman - Embassy of Canada
Street Address133 Zahran Street, Amman, JordanPostal AddressP.O. Box 815403, Amman, 11180, JordanTelephone+962 6 590 1500 Ext. 3341 / 3342Fax+962 6 590 1501Emailamman-consular@international.gc.caInternethttps://www.Canada.ca/Canada-And-JordanFacebookEmbassy of Canada to JordanTwitter@CanEmbJordanAppointment Book your appointment online

For emergency consular assistance, call the Embassy of Canada in Amman and follow the instructions. At any time, you may also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.

Disclaimer

The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. We take the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provide credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad.

The content on this page is provided for information only. While we make every effort to give you correct information, it is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. The Government of Canada does not assume responsibility and will not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided.

If you need consular assistance while abroad, we will make every effort to help you. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services.

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