Jordan

 

Jordan is a relatively small country in the Middle East, but has recently grown into a very popular medical tourist’s destination. It is a beautiful country with wonderful historical sites like desert citadels, destroyed Roman cities, castles and other Biblical sites. Jordan helps to combine medical travel and a pleasure trip to the country.

Location

Jordan is located in the south west part of Asia and situated near the south east coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is surrounded by Syria in the north, Iraq on the east, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of Aqaba on the south and Palestine and Israel being on the west.

People

The people of Jordan are mostly referred as Jordanians, known as very passionate and proud. They welcome visitors warmly regardless of their nationality. Jordan is considered as the safest and most stable country in the region despite of being trapped in between the politically volatile hotspots of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories. Hospitality is the gem of this country helps in attracting maximum tourists annually.

Events

The Jordanian calendar is full of events that include adventure sports and cultural entertainments. These events include Amman stand up comedy bringing comedians from across the Middle East and US. Adventure events include the Jordan International Rally and other includes the Annual Wedding Show at Amman’s Zara expo.

Weather

The weather of Jordan is partly habituated by its altitude with the lowest areas like Jordan Valley and Gulf of Aqaba face extreme summer heat and humidity. The northern and higher altitude areas in comparison to the rest are quite cold in winter.

 

General 
LanguageArabic, English
Time ZoneUTC+2 summer UTC+3
Dialing Code962
Electricity230V, 50Hz
Major CitiesAmman, Az Zarqa, Irbid, Al Karak
CurrencyJordanian dinar
ClothingIt is warm year round, take light weight, long, loose pants/skirts shorts and long sleeve tops. Dress modestly. Wear sunglasses and use sunhats or scarves to prevent sun stroke.
 

Health Related

 
Mortality Rate2.66 deaths/1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 72/ F 76
Patient: Physician Ratio490: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited7
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Poliomyelitis and Yellow fever
Other InfectionsHepatitis E, Brucellosis, Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Tick-borne relapsing fever
 

Tourism Related

 
Population6,407,085
Global Competitiveness4.21
Tourism Competitiveness4.2/7
GDP/Capita$4,435
Health and Hygiene4.9/7
Safety and Security6.1/7
Air Transport Infrastructure3.2/7
Tourism Infrastructure3.4/7
Cultural Infrastructure1.8/7
Visa Requirements35/133
Reliability of Police Services20/133
Physician Density46/133
Hospital Beds83/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure31/133
International Air Transport Network30/133
Quality of Roads38/133
Hotel Rooms61/133
Tourism Openness5/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors41/133

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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