Jordan remains open for tourism but with a local curfew

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Jordan has reopened its borders for tourism in August after months of closure, and it’s once again welcoming international travelers from all over the world.

The country is implementing a green, orange, and red color code system to determine the type of requirements and restrictions visitors need to follow depending on their point of departure. 

What are the restrictions for Green-listed countries? 

Visitors from green countries must present a COVID-test at their point of departure and take an additional one upon arrival. Those travelers do not have to quarantine.

Green-listed Countries/Regions

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Belarus
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Botswana
  • Central African Republic
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Gambia
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Lao PDR
  • Latvia
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar Burma
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Togo
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Taiwan
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • UAE
  • Yemen
  • Vatican City State
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Jordan reopens borders for tourism travel restrictions

Visitors from yellow countries must present a COVID-test at their point of departure and take an additional one upon arrival. Those travelers must quarantine regardless of their test results.

Yellow-listed Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Reunion Island
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Syria

Red-listed Countries/Regions

All unlisted countries are considered as red ones. But they can still visit.

Visitors from red countries must present a COVID-test at their point of departure and take an additional one upon arrival. Those travelers must quarantine regardless of their test results.

Related:
Greece remains open to tourism with travel restrictions
Is Turkey open for tourists?
Is Israel Open for Tourism?

What are the requirements to be allowed entry to Jordan?

Jordan reopening for tourism
  • You will need health insurance that covers COVID-19 related issues.
  • Then you can complete a Passenger Health Declaration form (link here)
  • The form will require you to upload your negative PCR COVID-19 test results.
  • You will also have to pay JD 40 in advance for a second PCR test that will be carried out once you arrive at your destination in Jordan.
  • Within the 24 hours prior to boarding your plane you will receive a QR code that you will need to show to port authorities on arrival.
  • At the airport you will be asked to present proof of your negative PCR COVID-19 test results and download the Aman.jo tracking app on your phone.

Do I need to quarantine?

  • If you are coming from yellow or red countries and test negative for COVID-19 you will still need to quarantine for 14 days in your chosen residence. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 you will need to follow a more strict protocol. For more information visit Jordan’s official website for the prevention of COVID-19.

Is it safe to visit Jordan now?

According to the CDC, Jordan is not safe now and all travelers should avoid visiting Jordan. At the moment, Jordan has warning category LEVEL 4, which means high-risk! (CDC.gov)

Is there a curfew in Jordan?

Yes. There are, in fact, two; A nightly curfew from 10 pm (all businesses must be closed by 9 pm) to 6 am; and a Friday curfew, from 9 pm Thursday to 6 am Saturday. 

What is the current COVID situation in Jordan?

As of November 25th, Jordan’s Ministry of Health reported 193K confirmed COVID cases and 2,180 deaths caused by the virus.

Daily rates were between 4500 – 6000 cases in last 7 days. (Source: Wikipedia)

Do I need to wear a mask in Jordan?

Yes. It is mandatory on all indoor businesses, public transportation and government buildings, you should also follow social distancing measures on indoor and outdoor spaces.

Are land borders open?

The borders are open but only for a limited number of travelers a day. Also, said travelers need to be Jordanian, Saudi or Palestinian citizens/legal residents.

There are additional restrictions and procedures, check this comprehensive list.

What commercial airlines are traveling to and from Jordan?

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COVID-19 in the Jordan

Covid situation in Jordan
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The Jordanian government has managed to keep its death toll relatively low. As of today, the country has reported 120,982 positive cases, 9,249 of them have already recovered, and 1,386 deaths.