Last updated: [08/18/2020]
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. Basic services for food and transportation remain available. Jordan restricts gatherings to 20 people. Public schools and universities are officially scheduled to open on September 1, 2020. Religious institutions such as mosques and churches are open with limited restrictions.
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:
- Complete an electronic application on www.visitjordan.gov.jo prior to travel and receive an acceptance QR code minimum 24 hours before the flight. The website is expected to be active soon.
- Have a PCR test with a negative result for a maximum 72 hours before departure.
- Have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of the intended visit (this does not apply to those holding Jordanian nationality).
- Complete and submit passenger health declaration and locator forms which can be found on: www.visitjordan.gov.jo.
- Complete a required PCR test at the airport upon arrival to Jordan. A payment of 40JD is required online in advance. Please expect to wait 2 – 3 hours at the airport for results to process. If the result is positive, passengers will be turned away.
- Install Aman.jo application on your mobile device. The application helps to accelerate the detection of coronavirus cases in its early stages by informing the user if they had contact with an infected person, so the user can seek appropriate medical attention.
There has been no announcement from the Government of Jordan about the opening of the land borders with Israel and the West Bank.
- Is a curfew in place? Yes.
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.
- 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.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.
Under current guidance, all inbound travelers will be required to quarantine at least 14 days upon arrival in a government-sponsored facility. Once regular commercial international flights resume, passengers arriving from “green countries” (listed below), are expected to face up to 14 days of quarantine, but the exact requirements remain subject to change. Passengers departing from all other countries (non-green countries) must adhere to a 14-day government-sponsored quarantine followed by 14 days of home quarantine.
Green Countries (as of August 18): Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand.
- 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 3 hours at the airport for results to process. If there is a positive PCR result, passengers will be denied entry into Jordan and returned to their departure city.
- Are commercial flights operating? No.
Airports in Jordan will remain closed to regular commercial international flights until at least August 31, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- U.S. Embassy Jordan-Covid-19-information
- US Embassy Jordan- U.S. Citizen Services
- US Embassy Jordan- Security and Travel Alerts
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
- Jordan’ Ministry of Interior- Borders and Residency
- Government of Jordan’s Website