Country: Jordan is an Arab kingdom in western Asia. It sits on the east bank of the Jordan River. It borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the northeast, and Syria to the north. Palestine, the Dead Sea, and Israel are located to the west. Amman is the capital and Arabic is the primary language spoken.
To access emergency services: Dial 193 or 199
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Recommended immunizations and vaccines for travelers: Before traveling to Jordan, ask your doctor what vaccines are recommended. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are excellent resources as well.
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities, if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacuation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers.
What to expect in a Jordanian hospital: Jordan has a reputation for being the top medical health care provider in the Arab region. It receives immense support from the Jordanian government and hospitals in Jordan are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified doctors. Most hospitals in Jordan are concentrated in Amman and many of these hospitals are staffed by doctors who were board certified in the United States.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in Jordan: To read about specific facilities that are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Search section.
Jordan-specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC or the WHO for up-to-date travel notices.