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Jordan travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Flight Restrictions

published 29.06.2020
Flights to Jordan are suspended until 14 July 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Curfew in place. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who return to Jordan will face quarantine measures for fourteen days, in designated hotels.The Jordanian Ministry of Health has designated the following seven hospitals for COVID-19 testing and isolation: Al Bashir Hospital, Amman; Jordan University Hospital, Amman; Prince Hamzah Hospital, Amman; Zarqa New Public Hospital, Zarqa; King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid; Karak Public Hospital, Karak; Prince Hashim Military Hospital, Aqaba

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Proof of receipt of a dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), within the
previous 12 months and at least 4 weeks before departure, is required for travellers arriving from polioendemic countries as determined by WHO to apply for an entry visa.

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  • Jordan Jordan resumes domestic flights, suspends regular commercial international flights through 14 July (OASC, 18.06.2020) Royal Jordanian, Jordan Aviation and Fly Jordan had restarted passenger services at Aqaba’s King Hussein International Airport. (Arab News, 21.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Flights in and out of the country have been suspended, and land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan has confirmed that these measures will remain in place until 14 July, and there are strong indications that the flight suspension and border closures will continue beyond this date. This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Jordan has introduced and enforced measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Measures are regularly reviewed and updated. Follow the instructions of the local authorities. Under current measures you are able to leave your accommodation between 6am and 11.59pm. You must return to your accommodation by midnight. On Saturday 6 June, movement between governorates resumed and Friday curfews have been revoked. The tourist sector has reopened for domestic tourism. Hotels, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and gyms have reopened at limited capacity. All mosques and churches are open to worshippers at all times, and sporting events will resume without audiences. Kindergartens, schools and universities will remain closed, and wedding and funeral events remain banned. Transport restrictions have been revised to allow all private vehicles to move freely irrespective of license plate numbers, with public transport to remain operational at 50% capacity. The Government of Jordan may yet announce a return to restrictions should the number of Coronavirus cases increase. By law, everyone must comply with social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people when outside the home, and by wearing gloves and a mask when entering public places such as government buildings, shops, companies and health centres. Failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a fine.

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    05.07.2020
  • Jordan Jordan resumes domestic flights, suspends regular commercial international flights through 4 July (OASC, 18.06.2020) Royal Jordanian, Jordan Aviation and Fly Jordan had restarted passenger services at Aqaba’s King Hussein International Airport. (Arab News, 21.06.2020)

    Flights to Jordan are suspended until 4 July 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan has confirmed that these measures will remain in place until 4 July, and there are strong indications that the flight suspension and border closures will continue beyond this date.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Jordan has introduced and enforced measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Measures are regularly reviewed and updated. Follow the instructions of the local authorities. Under current measures you are able to leave your accommodation between 6am and 11.59pm. You must return to your accommodation by midnight. On Saturday 6 June, movement between governorates resumed and Friday curfews have been revoked. The tourist sector has reopened for domestic tourism. Hotels, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and gyms have reopened at limited capacity. All mosques and churches are open to worshippers at all times, and sporting events will resume without audiences. Kindergartens, schools and universities will remain closed, and wedding and funeral events remain banned. Transport restrictions have been revised to allow all private vehicles to move freely irrespective of license plate numbers, with public transport to remain operational at 50% capacity. The Government of Jordan may yet announce a return to restrictions should the number of Coronavirus cases increase. By law, everyone must comply with social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people when outside the home, and by wearing gloves and a mask when entering public places such as government buildings, shops, companies and health centres. Failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a fine.

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    21.06.2020
  • Jordan Jordan resumes domestic flights, suspends regular commercial international flights through 4 July (OASC, 18.06.2020)

    Flights to Jordan are suspended until 4 July 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan has confirmed that these measures will remain in place until 4 July, and there are strong indications that the flight suspension and border closures will continue beyond this date.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Jordan has introduced and enforced measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Measures are regularly reviewed and updated. Follow the instructions of the local authorities. Under current measures you are able to leave your accommodation between 6am and 11.59pm. You must return to your accommodation by midnight. On Saturday 6 June, movement between governorates resumed and Friday curfews have been revoked. The tourist sector has reopened for domestic tourism. Hotels, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and gyms have reopened at limited capacity. All mosques and churches are open to worshippers at all times, and sporting events will resume without audiences. Kindergartens, schools and universities will remain closed, and wedding and funeral events remain banned. Transport restrictions have been revised to allow all private vehicles to move freely irrespective of license plate numbers, with public transport to remain operational at 50% capacity. The Government of Jordan may yet announce a return to restrictions should the number of Coronavirus cases increase. By law, everyone must comply with social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people when outside the home, and by wearing gloves and a mask when entering public places such as government buildings, shops, companies and health centres. Failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a fine.

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    18.06.2020
  • Jordan Amman QAIA Airport will remain closed for routine passenger flights until at least 1 July (OSAC, 03.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Jordan has restricted the entry of all travelers. Emergency, humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation, United Nations, and diplomatic flights may still enter the country. Technical stops that do not require passengers to disembark may also enter the country. All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels.
    Citizens will have to use government platform ‘safelyhome’ to apply for a reptriation flight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal. In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00. In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From Saturday 6 June, movement between governorates will resume; future Friday curfews will be revoked; and daily curfew hours will be extended from 6am until midnight. The tourist sector will reopen for domestic tourism. Hotels, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and gyms are to reopen at limited capacity. All mosques and churches will be open to worshippers at all times, and sporting events will resume without audiences. Kindergartens, schools and universities will remain closed, and wedding and funeral events remain banned. Transport restrictions have been revised to allow all private vehicles to move freely irrespective of license plate numbers, with public transport to remain operational at 50% capacity. The Government of Jordan may yet announce further restrictions. While the atmosphere is fairly calm on the streets, with the curfew generally well adhered to, there have been a number of arrests and vehicles impounded for violations. By law, everyone must comply with social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people when outside the home, and by wearing gloves and a mask when entering public places such as government buildings, shops, companies and health centres. Failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a fine.

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    04.06.2020
  • Jordan The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) will not be reopened before July 1. (Roya News, 28.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Jordan has restricted the entry of all travelers. Emergency, humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation, United Nations, and diplomatic flights may still enter the country. Technical stops that do not require passengers to disembark may also enter the country. All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels. Citizens will have to use government platform ‘safelyhome’ to apply for a reptriation flight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal. In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00. In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.

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    30.05.2020
  • Jordan The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) will not be reopened before July 1. (Roya News, 28.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Jordan has restricted the entry of all travelers. Emergency, humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation, United Nations, and diplomatic flights may still enter the country. Technical stops that do not require passengers to disembark may also enter the country. All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government to impose three-day comprehensive curfew beginning 21 May (Jordan Times, 20.05.2020) A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal. In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00. In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time. During the first day of Eid Al Fitr holidays (expected between 23 and 25 May), vehicular movement will be prohibited, except for medical staff, epidemiological teams and a limited number of employees working for vital services. On the following days, a system allowing vehicles with even/odd plate numbers to move around will be in place in Amman, Balqa and Zarqa governorates. Further specific details on the exact schedule are expected to be determined by the Public Security Directorate in the coming days. From 26 May, civil servants will return to work.

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    28.05.2020
  • Jordan

    International restrictions:

    All flights to/from Jordan, with the exception of cargo flights and those carrying diplomatic personnel and/or staff of international organizations will be suspended until further notice. All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels. Internal restrictions A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal. In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00. In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time. During the first day of Eid Al Fitr holidays (expected between 23 and 25 May), vehicular movement will be prohibited, except for medical staff, epidemiological teams and a limited number of employees working for vital services. On the following days, a system allowing vehicles with even/odd plate numbers to move around will be in place in Amman, Balqa and Zarqa governorates. Further specific details on the exact schedule are expected to be determined by the Public Security Directorate in the coming days. From 26 May, civil servants will return to work.

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    18.05.2020
  • Jordan

    International restrictions:

    All flights to/from Jordan, with the exception of cargo flights and those carrying diplomatic personnel and/or staff of international organizations will be suspended until further notice. All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles until after Ramadan. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for 14 days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels. Internal restrictions A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 19.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal.

    In the capital Amman residents are allowed to use their private vehicles from 08.00. In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time. During the first day of Eid Al Fitr holidays (expected between 23 and 25 May), vehicular movement will be prohibited, except for medical staff, epidemiological teams and a limited number of employees working for vital services. On the following days, a system allowing vehicles with even/odd plate numbers to move around will be in place in Amman, Balqa and Zarqa governorates. Further specific details on the exact schedule are expected to be determined by the Public Security Directorate in the coming days.

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    16.05.2020
  • Jordan Government lifts all restrictions on economic activity (Reuters, 03.05.2020) Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan announced on April 4 that borders and airports will remain closed until after Ramadan, which is expected to conclude around May 23.

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Jordan are suspended. – This does not apply to: a. Emergency, humanitarian, medevac, repatriation, United Nation and state/diplomatic flights. b. Technical stops where crew and passengers do not disembark. Entering Jordan from the West Bank/ Israel: The Jordanian government imposed a countrywide curfew therefore coordination is needed to reach the crossing (GOJ). UNLP and diplomatic passports are only allowed to cross KHB conditionally upon presentation of a medical certificate stating that traveller is coronavirus free (GOJ). All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles. Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for fourteen days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels. UNHAS ops suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted. Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 18.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal: https://www.stayhome.jo/ On May 7, the Government of Jordan announced the even-odd license plate policy for drivers in Amman, Zarqa, Balqa, and Salt will remain in effect. Unless otherwise prohibited by the government, privately owned vehicles are allowed to move on alternating days between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm based on the last digit of the vehicle’s license plate. Cars with odd numbered license plates may move one day and even-numbered plates may move the next (for these purposes, zero is considered an even number). Residents in the governorates of Mafraq, Madaba, Ajloun, Jerash, Aqaba, Maan, Tafilah, and Karak may use their vehicles, irrespective of their license plate number and without passenger limitations or age restrictions from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. unless a curfew is in place. Travel between governorates remains prohibited. People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Jordan has in the last two weeks been lifting restrictions to allow businesses back to work, but with lower levels of staff and strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines. (Reuters, 03.05.2020)

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://jo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/41931194-fdc5-4751-8844-18839adbdcfb

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    12.05.2020
  • Jordan Government lifts all restrictions on economic activity (Reuters, 03.05.2020)

    Commercial flights in and out of Jordan are suspended and all land and sea borders are closed. The Government of Jordan announced on April 4 that borders and airports will remain closed until after Ramadan, which is expected to conclude around May 23.

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Jordan are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    a. Emergency, humanitarian, medevac, repatriation, United Nation and state/diplomatic flights.
    b. Technical stops where crew and passengers do not disembark.

    Entering Jordan from the West Bank/ Israel: The Jordanian government imposed a countrywide curfew therefore coordination is needed to reach the crossing (GOJ). UNLP and diplomatic passports are only allowed to cross KHB conditionally upon presentation of a medical certificate stating that traveller is coronavirus free (GOJ).
    All land and sea crossings are closed except for cargo vehicles.
    Jordanians in neighbouring countries who need to return to Jordan will be allowed to do so but will face quarantine measures for fourteen days, enforced by the authorities in designated hotels.

    UNHAS ops suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ that restricts overland movements between governatores is in place; checkpoints placed around the capital Amman, other major urban centres and major thoroughfares. Manned by Jordan Armed Forces. Curfews also to be enacted.
    Throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan a nightly curfew from 18.00-08.00 is in place. Exceptions for movement restrictions will be made for emergencies, but require special permission applied for through the online portal: https://www.stayhome.jo/
    In governorates of Aqaba, Irbid, Karak, Ma’an, Mafraq and Tafila, which were previously on lockdown, people are allowed to move on foot or move by car outside of curfew hours. Entry and exit from these governorates remains prohibited, except for authorised persons.
    People caught breaking rules will be quarantined for 14 days and could also face up to one year of jail time.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Jordan has in the last two weeks been lifting restrictions to allow businesses back to work, but with lower levels of staff and strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines. (Reuters, 03.05.2020)

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jordan/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/cefb291f-84df-4d66-b1b5-18d7384aa1f4]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jordan/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [https://jo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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