Mass protests are currently taking place in many parts of Jordan, these have so far been peaceful. Avoid political gatherings and follow news reports. Avoid downtown Amman after Friday midday prayers and be wary of possible spontaneous demonstrations.
Most visits to Jordan are trouble-free.
However, there is a high threat from terrorism in Jordan. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
On 14 January 2010, there was a roadside explosion on the Amman to Dead Sea road near the town of Na'ur. There were no injuries from the explosion which was reportedly targeted at an Israeli diplomatic convoy.
There have been a number of successful and attempted terrorist attacks in Jordan since 2001. On 4 September 2006, a shooting incident in downtown Amman left one tourist dead and a number of others injured. On 9 November 2005, three suicide bombers killed 60 people and injured almost 100 in hotels in Amman. The Jordanian security forces continue to remain on a state of alert.
Levels of crime are generally low but women, in particular, should be careful to avoid situations where they might become victims of sexual assault. There have been three reported incidents in September/October 2007.
If you are planning to travel to Jordan, you should be careful about, and confident of, your personal security arrangements throughout your visit.
Extra care should be taken at the borders with Israel and Iraq. You should take particular care when using Jordanian service taxis to cross into neighbouring countries.
Developments in the region may trigger public unrest. Take care to avoid demonstrations, which can turn hostile, and be particularly vigilant in public places.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 0845 850 2829.
US Department of State