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Amman Travel warnings
The weather in Jordan is as varied as the terrain, but is generally what you might expect in a desert climate. Heat in the summer months may reach up to 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Drink plenty of
To some, travel to the middle east conjures up images of western women being kidnapped and sold into slavery. That sort of criminal activity is the preserve of eastern Europe and south east Asia these days. But is true
Jordan has laws that may seem strange to Western travellers. As weird as they may seem you have to follow them or risk imprisonment or being kicked out of the country. Oh, and simply claiming ignorance won't save you fr
Recommended vaccinations for Amman
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.
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