COVID-19 Information

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On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of State rescinded the Global Health Advisory – Level 4 and issued a country-specific  Jordan Health Advisory – Level 3 advising U.S. citizens, including those who live abroad,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 amman-acs@state.gov.  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.

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