We have a trip to Jordan planned for late May. Considering all the unrest in the Middle East, should we still consider going? Or cancel?
Good and very understandable question which no one can answer except you! However, to help you make up your mind you should check your government travel advisory. I do not know your nationality but adding link to the US and British official travel advisory websites. They provide wealth of information for any nationality.
You might also want to answer our 5 questions that help you to evaluate the travel warnings for your destination
http://www.top-travel-tips.com/travel-warnings.html about 9 years ago
Rita, May is quite a long way off when you're talking about fast-changing revolutionary politics.
at World Nomads we have a North Africa-wide travel alert in place on our safety page (safety.worldnomads.com).
If you look at this country-by-country assessment we've prepared, you'll see Jordan is in the balance.
But IF it does get ugly, where you are will have a huge bearing on your safety.
For example, during the worst of the violence in Egypt, the Red Sea resorts remained calm.
Will there be mass protests and violent clashes at Petra - very unlikely, but watch out in Amman!
Again IF it turns violent there'll be a central place, a focus point, for the demonstrations - wherever that is GO THE OTHER WAY! Stay right away from public gatherings.
As Asa says, only you can evaluate your safety profile, but my personal advice would be - go with your gut feeling and you'll be happy with your decision.
Oh, and keep checking in with safety.worldnomads.com for latest developments in Jordan.
Phil about 9 years ago
Every country in the middle east have it's own status. So, you can't generalize what's happening in North Africa or Yemen to Jordan, every country have it's own independent government. Besides, all Jordanians love the King.
Jordan have a special unique status. It's considered as one of the safest and cleanest country in the region. We do have some protests, but that's democracy! Even in Europe or the US there are protests every other day. However, the world is full of risk and adventures. Who knew that Japan will have an earthquake or a Tsunami !!!
May is one of the best times to visit Jordan, so don't miss the opportunity. about 9 years ago