COVID-19 Information

April 7, 2020

We are currently booking passengers on a Qatar Airways flight to the U.S. via Doha on April 9 at 1:15 AM.  The Embassy cannot guarantee that future flights will be available.

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens who live in the United States to arrange for immediate return to the United States unless you are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

The Government of Jordan announced on April 4 that borders and airports will remain closed until after Ramadan, which is expected to conclude around May 23.

If you are a U.S. citizen and you wish to return to the U.S. on the April 9 flight, please click here to complete our travel request form.  If you have already filled out a request, do not submit a new request.  The Embassy will use information collected in this form to contact U.S. citizens about purchasing a seat. Please see the Embassy’s April 7, 2020 Health Alert for more information about the flight and considerations for your decision to travel.

Jordan Country-Specific Information:

On March 29, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced that the nationwide curfew which began March 21 will be extended until April 15.  The curfew prohibits the movement of people and closes most shops and includes the following measures:

  • Prohibition on all movement between governates.
  • Citizens may not leave home except in extreme circumstances.
  • Prohibition on gatherings of more than ten people.
  • Public transportation is suspended.
  • Malls and commercial complexes will be closed.
  • Surgeries and medical exams will be suspended except for urgent cases.
  • All institutions in the public and private sectors will be closed except for those deemed critical by the Government of Jordan.

People who are found in violation of the curfew order will be immediately imprisoned for up to a year.

As of March 26, small grocery stores and pharmacies are open daily from 10am-6pm for pedestrians only unless otherwise announced.  Vehicle traffic is prohibited.  The Government of Jordan launched the www.Mouneh.jo website so that customers can place food delivery orders.  The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) is allowing a select number of banks nationwide to provide deposit and withdrawal services from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

All inbound and outbound flights, except some commercial air cargo flights, are suspended.  Land and sea borders are closed to passenger traffic.

All travelers who arrived in Jordan on March 16 were immediately quarantined for 14 days in hotels in Amman and at the Dead Sea.  The Embassy is in contact with U.S. citizens affected by this quarantine and will continue to closely monitor the status of the quarantine.  If you are a U.S. citizen in quarantine, please 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.  Additionally, we ask U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive messages from the U.S. Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Jordan during this time.  U.S. citizens in Jordan seeking emergency assistance should email the U.S. Embassy at amman-acs@state.gov.

In addition to the above restrictions the Government of Jordan has announced that:

  • All tourism sites, including archeological sites, are closed.
  • Cafes and restaurants are closed.
  • All educational institutions are closed.
  • All public events and social events such as weddings, sporting events, cinemas, swimming pools, sports clubs and youth centers are prohibited.  Prayer services at mosques and churches are prohibited.
  • All Jordanians (including Jordanian Americans) should remain in place.
  • Foreigners in Jordan should follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the CDCto remain safe and healthy, including social distancing and practicing good hygiene.

U.S Embassy Health Alerts:

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 Heath Advisory- Level 4 (March 20, 2020)

Health Alert – Limited Consular Services at U.S. Embassy Amman (March17, 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)

Jordan Entry and Exit Requirements:

At this time there is no way to enter or exit Jordan.  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.

Quarantine and COVID-19 Test Information:

Medlabs and Biolabs will start providing elective COVID-19 tests for 70 JD.  All sample collection will be done through home visits by trained lab personnel. No walk-in testing for COVID-19 is allowed. Please see the MedLab page https://www.facebook.com/MedLabs/ and Biolab page https://www.facebook.com/biolabjordan/ for further information.

The Jordanian Ministry of Health has designated the following seven hospitals for COVID-19 testing and isolation:

Al Bashir Hospital – Amman
Jordan University Hospital- Amman
Prince Hamzah Hospital- Amman
Zarqa New Public Hospital- Zarqa
King Abdullah University Hospital- Irbid
Karak Public Hospital – Karak
Prince Hashim Military Hospital – Aqaba

Foreigners may be tested at these hospitals but only when referred by health authorities and at the direction of a medical provider.  U.S. citizens who feel ill should first call a health care provider for instructions prior to seeking in-person medical care.  The Embassy cannot request tests on behalf of U.S. citizens in Jordan.

Local Resources:

Jordanian Ministry of Health: https://www.moh.gov.jo/

Ministry of Health (MoH) Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) hotline: +962 77 8410186 (mobile) for English speakers or +962 6 500 4545 (landline) or 111.

Ministry of Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mohgovjordan/

Ministry of Health COVID-19 page: corona.moh.gov.jo

Other links:

COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
CDC page on COVID-19
Jordan Country Information and Travel Advisory page