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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Amman is supposed to one of the safest capital in the region. It is ranked 110th 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 and closely around the big transportation hubs.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
There is no kidnapping or mugging risk within the borders of the city.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Harsh punishments make the safety level is high. However, there are some scams to look out for.
- In taxi – be aware that the meter is in fils, not in dinars (1 dinar = 1000 fils). Taxi drivers don’t point out on it.
- Shops – vendors pretended to have for locally crafted goods, when in fact it is imported from abroad (China).
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.
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 travelers in Jordan. It’s worth to be vigilant and pay attention to suspicious activity.