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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Language Arabic, English
Time Zone UTC+2 summer UTC+3
Dialing Code 962
Electricity 230V, 50Hz
Major Cities Amman, Az Zarqa, Irbid, Al Karak
Currency Jordanian dinar
Clothing It 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 Rate 2.66 deaths/1000 population
Life Expectancy M 72/ F 76
Patient: Physician Ratio 490: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited 7
Recommended Vaccinations Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Poliomyelitis and Yellow fever
Other Infections Hepatitis E, Brucellosis, Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Tick-borne relapsing fever

Tourism Related

Population 6,407,085
Global Competitiveness 4.21
Tourism Competitiveness 4.2/7
GDP/Capita $4,435
Health and Hygiene 4.9/7
Safety and Security 6.1/7
Air Transport Infrastructure 3.2/7
Tourism Infrastructure 3.4/7
Cultural Infrastructure 1.8/7
Visa Requirements 35/133
Reliability of Police Services 20/133
Physician Density 46/133
Hospital Beds 83/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure 31/133
International Air Transport Network 30/133
Quality of Roads 38/133
Hotel Rooms 61/133
Tourism Openness 5/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors 41/133

Recent Articles:

Scroll to Top