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Be Smart And Safe In Jordan

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Jordan


Jordan is arguably the safest country in the Middle East. It has been politically stable for years and while there are occasional demonstrations, the country is mostly safe for travelers and locals alike. Still, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when traveling to this spectacular country.

For one, you should be aware of the fact that Jordan borders both with Iraq and Syria, two countries where the security situation is not really great, to say the least. Because of this, tourists and visitors are strongly recommended to avoid parts of Jordan that are near the border. This is especially true for areas along the border which can be mortared and which are often riddled with landmines.

The rest of the country is peaceful, although there have been some terrorist threats caused by the fact that the Jordanian government officially joined efforts against ISIL. If visiting Jordan, you should consult your embassy and consulate about any current terrorist threats.

Violent crime is not common in Jordan, while petty crime may occur, especially in parts of Amman that are popular tourist destinations. If you plan on driving in Jordan, it is best to do it by day and on major roads.

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