August 13, 2020
On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of State rescinded the Global Health Advisory – Level 4 and issued a country-specific Jordan Health Advisory – Level 3 advising U.S. citizens, including those who live abroad, to reconsider travel to Jordan due to the global impact of COVID-19. Other specific conditions are detailed in the country’s Travel Advisory.
Airports in Jordan will remain closed to regular commercial international flights until at least August 18, 2020. Until that time, special commercial and repatriation flights will continue to operate, and travelers should contact the airlines directly to book tickets on those flights.
For U.S. citizens who have successfully booked tickets, please adhere to the additional COVID-19-related requirements necessary for passengers arriving to Jordan. For U.S. citizens arriving from “green” countries (those defined as having a similar epidemiological situation to Jordan), the Government of Jordan mandates 7 days of government-sponsored quarantine followed by 14 days of home quarantine. U.S. citizens departing from all other countries will face a 14-day government-sponsored quarantine followed by 14 days of home quarantine. Please see the official Government of Jordan website, www.visitjordan.gov.jo, for more information about travel requirements and which countries qualify as “green.”
There has been no announcement from the Government of Jordan about the opening of the land borders with Israel and the West Bank.
U.S. citizens remaining in Jordan should be prepared for additional travel restrictions and health precautions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. On August 11, 2020, the Jordanian Government adjusted the curfew for economic establishments (defined as shops, restaurants, and other businesses providing services) to 11 p.m. and for Jordanian citizens to 12 a.m. (midnight) starting Saturday August 15, 2020.
On June 4, 2020, the Government of Jordan launched a website which provides updates and FAQs about the COVID-19 situation in Jordan and explains the re-opening of the country’s various sectors. Information on this website is available in English. Everyone must adhere to social distancing rules and wear masks when entering public places (including ministries, government departments, official and public institutions), and when entering places where services are provided to the public (including companies, institutions, malls, stores, medical clinics and health centers, cellular communications companies, electricity and water companies, banks, offices, buses, taxis, public transportation, and private vehicles with more than one person). Individuals violating the order will be fined between 20 to 50 JOD, while economic establishments will be fined between 100 to 200 JOD, in addition to a mandatory closure of the establishment for 14 days.
U.S. citizens in Jordan whose residency permits or visas are expiring should seek guidance from the nearest Borders and Residency office. Please see the Ministry of Interior’s website for information about visa extensions. U.S. citizens who cannot depart Jordan to get a new visa may be able to apply for a “temporary residency” for a period of three months. The U.S. Embassy understands the Government of Jordan will waive overstay fines (up to 250 JOD) though May 26, 2020 for foreigners with visas or residency permits that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Embassy cannot extend your immigration status in Jordan.
Foreigners in Jordan should follow the guidance of the Jordanian Ministry of Health and the CDC to remain safe and healthy, including social distancing and practicing good hygiene.
The U.S. Embassy is open for limited routine consular services and has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Jordan at this time. U.S. citizens in Jordan seeking emergency assistance should email the U.S. Embassy at email@example.com. The U.S. Embassy will continue to provide updates on new developments on this webpage. U.S. citizens should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive messages from the U.S. Embassy.
U.S Embassy Health Alerts:
- Health Alert – Jordan Health Advisory at Level 3 (August 9, 2020)
- Health Alert – Update to Resumption of Regular Commercial International Flights from Certain Countries (August 6, 2020)
- Health Alert – Resumption of Regular Commercial International Flights from Certain Countries (July 29, 2020)
- Health Alert – Suspension through August 4, 2020 of Regular Commercial International Flights (July 22, 2020)
- Health Alert – Suspension through July 24, 2020 of Regular Commercial International Flights
- Message for U.S. Citizens – Resumption of Limited Passport and Citizenship Services (July 8, 2020)
- Health Alert – Regular Commercial International Flights Suspended Through July 14, 2020 (July 1, 2020)
- Health Alert – Embassy Emergency Call Hours and Upcoming Departure Flights (June 25, 2020)
- Health Alert – Resumption of Domestic Flights and Suspension of Regular Commercial International Flights through July 4 (June 18, 2020)
- Health Alert – Upcoming Departure Flights and COVID-19 Update for Jordan (June 7, 2020)
- Health Alert – Closure through July 1, 2020 of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (June 3, 2020)
- Health Alert – Special Commercial Royal Jordanian Flight to the United States and Suspension of Regular Commercial Flights (May 27, 2020)
- Health Alert – Updated Eid Holiday Curfew and Movement Restrictions (May 20, 2020)
- Health Alert – Friday Curfews, Eid Holiday Restrictions, and Transport to Airport (May 13, 2020)
- Health Alert – Royal Jordanian Airlines Flights to the United States (May 11, 2020)
- Health Alert – Updated Movement Restrictions and Safety Requirements (May 10, 2020)
- Health Alert – May 8 Comprehensive Curfew, Updated Guidance on Movement Restrictions and Commercial Flights (May 7, 2020)
- Health Alert – May 1 Comprehensive Curfew, Updated Government of Guidance on Movement Restrictions (April 29, 2020)
- Health Alert – Interest for Flights to the United States (April 26, 2002)
- Health Alert – Comprehensive Curfew April 24, 2020 (April 23, 2020)
- Health Alert – Expected Flight Cancellations (April 21, 2020)
- Health Alert – Comprehensive Curfew April 16-18, 2020 (April 16, 2020)
- Health Alert – Extension of General Curfew to April 30 (April 13, 2020)
- Health Alert – Comprehensive Curfew April 10-12, 2020 (April 9, 2020)
- Health Alert – April 9 Flight to the United States (April 7, 2020)
- Health Alert – Potential April 9 Flight to the United States (April 5, 2020)
- Health Alert – Comprehensive Curfew on Friday, April 3 (April 1, 2020)
- Health Alert – Qatar Airways Flight to the United States on April 2, 2020 (Mar. 29, 2020)
- Health Alert- Update- Commercial Flight Option to the United States (March 24, 2020)
- Health Alert – Commercial Flight Options to the United States (Mar. 23, 2020)
- Health Alert – Government of Jordan Curfew to Start March 21 at 7:00am (March 20, 2020)
- Health Alert – Global Health Advisory- Level 4 (March 20, 2020)
- Health Alert – Limited Consular Services at U.S. Embassy Amman (March 17, 2020)
- Health Alert – Government of Jordan Suspends Flights as of March 17 (March 14, 2020)
- Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan (March 6, 2020)
- Routine Message – Entry Ban for Foreigners Who Recently Traveled to China (February 10, 2020)
- Message For U.S. Citizens – Quarantine Measures at Jordanian Airports and Land Borders (February 3, 2020)