Jordan is an archaeological haven. Countless ancient Roman cities, old fortresses and desert citadels are scattered across the country, as well as mythical Biblical sites. Petra, a magnificent ancient Nabataean complex dug into pink rocks is one of the most spectacular “lost cities” on the planet, with Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. The contemporary Jordan is highly contrasted, with nomads still traveling the desert with their herds of livestock, in the shadow of growing modern cities. Jordan is unfortunately caught in the middle of hot conflict zones, but it is probably the safest travel destination in the Middle East.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
JORDAN – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|The Yellow Fever Vaccine||A proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required upon entry in to this country.
Some travellers may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please enquire with your health care professional regarding your specific details.
It is important to note that the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to your departure.
For further information, please consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) website:
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid fever||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Schistosomiasis||Avoid swimming in fresh water.|
|Turista – Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
The medical infrastructure in Jordan is of good quality in Amman. But in the rest of the country, access to health care is very limited. For basic medical care, as well as for sicknesses or injuries requiring surgical care, the Al Khalidi Medical Center in the capital city is advised. It is one of the main hospital centers in Jordan. It is a private medical establishment linked to the same international medical network as the Massachusetts General Hospital and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The Jordan University Hospital is another quality address in Amman.
In case of emergency in Jordan, call 193 or 462 2099.
Pharmaceutical services in Jordan are of good quality. Every pharmacist requires a certificate attesting to his abilities and diplomas to be allowed to work in the country. Pharmacies are usually well stocked and medicines in Jordan are safe, as their importation and commercialization is strictly controlled by the government. But it is always a good idea to bring your own first aid kit.
Dial 911 for emergency assistance.