Thinking about travelling to Jordan?
What is covered with travel insurance to Jordan?
As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
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If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip to Jordan, make sure you have the right travel insurance cover in place. Think about:
- The cost of your holiday – Of course you don’t want to cancel, but sometimes things happen that mean you have to, it’s reassuring to know that you are able to cover costs
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
- The cost of your baggage
- Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Jordan from the FCDO
We want you to have the best possible holiday experience, so we’ve listed some fun facts, along with other important information that we thought you might want to know before your trip to Jordan:
|Most common languages spoken
|Approx. 9.5 million
|Plug type C, D, F, G and J
|Spring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Local laws and customs
What if I need emergency assistance in Jordan?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in Jordan, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.
Did you know that…?
- There is such a thing as being too nice when you’re in Jordan. Saying you really like something in your host’s home will make them feel obliged to offer it to you just to demonstrate how generous they are. (Unless that’s what you intended!)
- Jordanians love their Queen Rania, who happens to have been rated the most beautiful consort or first lady in the world. As well as doing good, she writes children’s books – one about a peanut butter and jam sandwich topped the charts in May 2010.
- A popular beverage in Jordan is shaneeneh; a cold drink made from salty goat yoghurt. It might not sound particularly appealing to our westernised tastes but it is said to be incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
- The Dead Sea in Jordan is not entirely dead. The high salt content of the lake prevents all but the tiniest bacteria and microbes from surviving. After a flood the salt content dips and the lake turns bright scarlet from algae and red microorganisms.
- The ancient desert city of Petra, Jordan’s most famous sight, would never have existed if it wasn’t for waterproof cement. By building channels, dams and secret cisterns lined with the cement, water could be moved and stored for 20,000 inhabitants!
- When it comes to the internet, the Jordanians do like to get stuck in. Three-quarters of all online content written in Arabic originates from Jordan, although the country has less than 2 per cent of the Arab population.
- A huge tray called a “mansaf” gives its name to a Jordanian speciality of mounds of rice topped off with lamb and fermented yoghurt. The larger the pile of lamb the more generous the host is deemed – a stuffed whole-roast baby lamb scores big!