COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/28/2020] 

Country-Specific Information:

The Government of Jordan has closed restaurants, public spaces, and most schools until at least October 1, 2020.  Religious services, including those at mosques and churches, are also suspended.  In addition, the Government of Jordan has implemented social distancing regulations and mandatory mask-wearing in business establishments, public transportation, and government facilities due to COVID-19.  Jordan restricts gatherings to 20 people.  Delivery services for food, public transportation, and health services remain available.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.

U.S. citizens entering Jordan must meet the following conditions to enter the country:

  • Have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of their intended visit. This does not apply to those with Jordanian nationality.
  • Complete and submit a passenger health declaration form found at gov.jo, including proof of a negative PCR test.
  • Pay 40 JOD in advance for a PCR test conducted on arrival in Amman.
  • Receive a QR code 24 hours prior to boarding the flight.
  • Present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding the flight.
  • Install the jo application on a mobile device.

There has been no announcement from the Government of Jordan about the opening of the land borders with Israel and the West Bank.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes.

On September 14, 2020, the Jordanian Government adjusted the curfew for economic establishments to 12 a.m. (midnight) and for individuals to 1 a.m., both ending at 6 a.m. the following morning.

  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions and health precautions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.

Non-Jordanian nationals, including private U.S. citizens, over the age of 18 years old who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to Government of Jordan regulations for institutional quarantine, either at a hotel or Government-operated facility near the Dead Sea.  For severe cases, non-Jordanians will go to a private hospital.

Since September 23, individuals arriving to Jordan will no longer automatically go into mandatory institutional quarantine, but instead will be subject to a one-week home quarantine.  The new guidance allows individuals to quarantine in their homes for one week if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Jordan and a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Jordan.  However, non-Jordanian nationals who both test positive on arrival at the airport and have valid health insurance will be sent to a quarantine facility at the Dead Sea or a private hospital.  In the case that an individual’s insurance does not cover the complete costs of hospital care for the duration of the illness, the Government of Jordan will return the individual to his or her origin country.

On September 21, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced that minors under the age of 18, who test positive for COVID-19, will no longer be required to undergo institutional quarantine.  They are now allowed to quarantine in their homes for the duration of their illness or go to a government hospital if their symptoms are severe.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • There is airport testing upon arrival in Jordan.  A payment by the citizen of 40 JOD is required online in advance.  Please expect to wait 2 to 4 hours at the airport for results to process.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.

Airports in Jordan opened with limited routes on September 8, 2020.  Individuals seeking to book flights to or from Jordan should contact the airlines directly.

  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.

Masks are required and social distancing practices are in effect for public transportation.  For taxis and app-based methods of transportation, passengers are required to sit in the back seat of the vehicle.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Travelers violating Jordan’s entry requirements face a 10,000 JOD fine.
  • To ensure compliance with the home quarantine requirements, the Government of Jordan will conduct surprise home visits.  Violators of these regulations will face penalties up to three years in prison and a JD 3,000 fine.
  • Individuals violating the social distancing and mask wearing order will be fined between 20 to 50 JOD.
  • Economic establishments will be fined between 100 to 200 JOD for COVID-related violations, in addition to a mandatory closure of the establishment for 14 days if they fail to comply with the government’s social distancing and mask wearing orders. 

Consular Operations:

  • The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit at the U.S. Embassy in Amman is currently providing limited routine passport and citizenship services. U.S. citizens in Jordan seeking emergency assistance should email the U.S. Embassy at amman-acs@state.gov.

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