Foreign tourists participate in mourning ritual


What’s Happening: Although Jordan did see some Arab Spring-related protests in 2011, it’s generally considered one of the more stable countries in the region. Visitors may still encounter demonstrations or other civil unrest. Tourist Fallout: Tourism to Jordan‘s most famous monument, Petra, has dropped by half since 2010, due mostly to concerns about violence in neighboring countries. However, numerous tours are available, and most travelers visit without incident. Should You Go? Yes.