Alert: Update to Jordan Travel Advisory

Location:  Jordan

Alert: Update to Jordan Travel Advisory

On March 10, 2021, the Department of State published an update to the Travel Advisory for Jordan.  To read the full Travel Advisory, please click here.  For more information about traveling to or living in Jordan, please see the Jordan country page listed on

The key changes to the Travel Advisory are as follows:

The State Department advises that U.S. citizens in Jordan do not travel to:

  • Within 3.5 km (reduction from 10 km) of the Jordanian border with Syria and east of the town of Ruwayshid in the direction of the border with Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.
  • NEW – Designated Syrian refugee camps in Jordan due to Government of Jordan restrictions on entry into these camps. (change from previous restriction on travel to all refugee camps)
  • NEW – Zarqa, Rusayfah, and the Baqa’a neighborhood of Ayn Basha due to terrorism and crime.

In addition, the State Department advises that U.S. citizens in Jordan to reconsider travel to:

  • NEW – Ma’an City and as-Salt due to terrorism and crime.

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