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Is Jordan a Safe or Dangerous Country?Jordan is a safe country and most crime is limited to pick pocketing, occasional bag snatching and theft from cars. Follow safety precautions and be vigilant. Female visitors should be particularly vigilant due to the increase in reports of harassment. Take care even travelling during the daylight hours and don’t accept lifts from strangers. In planning your trip, consider the places that may be targeted by terrorists. It can be historical, sites, public transport, shopping areas, clubs, pedestrian promenades.
Jordan’s border with SyriaDue to the war in Syria, reconsider travelling to within 6 km of the border. Cases of a kidnapping near the border are frequently executed by Daesh. Artillery may land in Jordan’s controlled zone from Syria. This area is unsafe for visiting.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Avoiding risky areas, Jordan is a very safe country. It is ranked 40th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpocketing and bag snatching are very common, especially in the touristic neighborhoods.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
There is no mugging in the big urban areas, although it may take place in the dangerous areas near the borders with Syria and Iraq.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are no scam risks in Jordan for tourists.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
High degree of caution is recommended when using the public transport, first of all, because of the high risks of terrorist attacks. Be vigilant, and try to avoid public transport in rush hours, don’t accept a lift from strangers and ride on a backside seat in the taxi.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Floods can occur in a desert during winter and block the roads. Sand storms are regular.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
Acts of terrorism are often. Attacks could occur anywhere, including hotels, shopping mall, and tourist sites.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
There are some risks for women travellers in Jordan. It’s worth to be vigilant and pay attention to suspicious activity.