Located in southwest Asia, the middle-eastern kingdom of Jordan covers an area of 96,000 sq. kms, which currently includes the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Golan Heights. The Eastern Desert occupies 80% of the land, much lying below sea level. The country is divided roughly north-south by the Red Sea-Jordan rift valley. The northwest is comparatively fertile.

The climate is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The desert region is uniformly hot and sunny. Temperatures decrease in the highlands and increase in the rift valley. The temperatures in Amman vary from 8C in January to 25C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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