COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [01/10/2022]

***Effective December 12, 2021, all travelers to Jordan must take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Jordan in addition to a pre-travel PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival to Jordan.  The cost for the PCR test upon arrival is 28 JD.  This testing requirement applies to persons arriving at any port of entry to Jordan by any means of transport.  Travelers who receive a positive result on the PCR test are required to home quarantine for at least 14 days.

***Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

***Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated, to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.  Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.  If you are seeking an exemption, please forward your request with all supporting information required by the CDC to AmmanCDCWaivers@state.gov.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Government of Jordan requires social distancing and the wearing of a mask in public establishments, on public transportation, and in all government facilities due to COVID-19.
  • Schools and universities are permitted to open their campuses for in-person learning.  Workplaces in all economic sectors are permitted to operate at 100 percent capacity, with the exception of wedding halls which may operate up to 50 percent capacity, with a cap of 200 people.  Additional restrictions still apply to theaters, festivals, and exhibits.  The Government of Jordan has also imposed new testing requirements on unvaccinated private sector employees, who must now submit a PCR test every Sunday and Thursday.  Private enterprises that violate this policy may face closures.
  • Access to emergency health services remains available.  Information in English can be found on the Government of Jordan’s COVID-19 website and Visit Jordan website.
  • Notice:  The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens review current CDC guidance on the risks associated with in-person dining in restaurant, cafes, and other establishments and to carefully consider the risks involved with any activities in public areas where groups of people gather.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Jordan? Yes
  • Are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • The cost of COVID-19 testing in Jordan is 28 JD, and most labs accept cash or credit cards.  Individuals are responsible for the cost of the test.
  • Most labs in Jordan communicate the initial test results through PDF sent by text message.  However, some labs require individuals to pick up a hard copy of the results.  Each lab will clarify the process of obtaining results after conducting the COVID-19 test.  The Ministry of Health provides a list (in Arabic) of 33 laboratories in Jordan authorized to perform COVID-19 diagnostic testing.  Some of these labs include: Biolabs, Alsultan Laboratories, Precision Medical Laboratories, Med Laboratories, The Specialty Hospital, Mega Labs, Quest Labs, and Geno Labs.
  • Please check the Government of Jordan’s COVID-19 website for further details on testing, quarantine, and information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the Government of Jordan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Jordan for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Jordan? Pfizer-BioNTech, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V
  • U.S. citizens abroad should consult with medical providers they trust, and review information published by relevant public health authorities, as they consider their options for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to provide medical advice.
  • Individuals in Jordan may register to receive a vaccine at https://vaccine.jo/cvms/ (English and Arabic).  Both Jordanian citizens and non-Jordanian nationals (including U.S. citizens) are eligible to register for a vaccine in Jordan.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  For more information, please click here.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The Jordanian government recommends Jordanian citizens and residents use the Sanad.JO application to document vaccination status and recent PCR test results.  This is the only official means of verifying vaccination and PCR tests.  Jordanian citizens and residents may need to visit their nearest civil status office or SANAD station to activate their digital ID for use in the SANAD.JO application.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • U.S. citizens entering Jordan by any means of transport must meet the following conditions to enter the country:
    • Register on the Gateway2Jordan platform and follow all guidance provided by the Government of Jordan on that platform.
    • Obtain a negative result for COVID-19 from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival in Jordan.
    • Conduct a PCR test on arrival in Jordan with the payment of JD 28.
  • Children under the age of five are exempt from the Government of Jordan’s PCR tests requirements, but persons traveling by air with minor children should also confirm their airlines’ boarding requirements.
  • The following shall be applied on non-Jordanian passengers coming from South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Botswana:
    • Passengers who were in the above countries in the last 14 days are not allowed entry and/or transit Jordan.
    • Passengers who stayed more than 14 days outside above countries prior to travelling to Jordan are allowed entry to Jordan but should provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to the Departure time and a PCR test upon arrival in Jordan. Children under the age of 5 years are exempted., secondly  
    • Travelers who test positive for the Omicron variant are required to quarantine at a government-designated hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
  • Jordan’s land borders are open for daily crossings.  All individuals arriving through land borders must register through this platform. 
  • For travelers seeking to cross the border between Jordan and Saudi Arabia:
    • The Al-Mudawara and Al-Omari border crossings with Saudi Arabia are open.
  • For travelers seeking to cross the border between Jordan and the West Bank and Israel:
    • All travelers crossing from the West Bank into Jordan must present a valid visa for entry to Jordan, or Jordanian or Palestinian travel documents (e.g., passport or West Bank ID), in addition to the other requirements for entry to Jordan listed above.  Visas on arrival are not available at Allenby Bridge and must be obtained in advance of travel.
    • U.S. citizens with a Palestinian Authority-issued ID card may contact the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Foreign Affairs for assistance with departing the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge and Queen Alia Airport in Amman, Jordan. For more information, please visit the PA MFA Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/mofa.pna or contact mofa@pna.ps 02-294-3140.
    • Jerusalem ID holders, including U.S. citizens, can travel to Jerusalem from Jordan via Allenby Bridge with no prior coordination.
    • Foreign nationals who are not Palestinian citizens/residents must apply in advance to the Israeli government for a permit to enter the West Bank from Jordan via the Allenby Bridge.  Per Israeli government requirements, entry into the West Bank of individuals without Palestinian Identification numbers (Hawiyeh) requires an entry permit before travel: please send your completed form through email at:  inquiries@cogat.gov.il.  The Embassy recommends all travelers present an original, apostilled, and/or notarized foreign birth certificate at the Allenby Bridge and when requesting an entry permit, in addition to presenting their U.S. passport and a copy of the Palestinian Identification card of their parent(s).
  • Jordanian citizens who have visited South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Botswana within the last 14 days are allowed entry to Jordan only if they meet the following conditions:
    • Provide a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to the departure time.
    • Conduct a PCR test upon arrival in Jordan. Children under the age of 5 are exempted from both PCR tests.
    • Quarantine upon arrival at the airport hotel for 14 days at their own expense.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place?  No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Quarantine Information:   

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No
  • Home quarantine is required for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.  Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival will be subject to the Government of Jordan regulations for quarantine, which includes at least fourteen days of home isolation followed by a negative PCR test.  Transit passengers who test positive for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival may be required to quarantine at the airport hotel at their own expense.  Individuals who test negative at the airport do not have any mandatory quarantine.  More information can be found here.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • 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 JD fine.
  • Individuals violating the social distancing and mask wearing order will be fined between 20 to 50 JD.
  • Economic establishments will be fined between 100 to 200 JD 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.
  • Fines for breaking the nightly or weekend comprehensive curfews will range between 500 to 1,000 JD for first time violations, and up to one-year imprisonment and additional fines for repeated offenses.
  • A fine of up to 300 JD will be imposed against administrators of hospitals, health centers, or medical laboratories in the event of withholding confirmed COVID-19 infections from competent authorities.

Consular Operations:

  • The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit at the U.S. Embassy in Amman is providing routine passport and citizenship services and notary services.  You can book a U.S. passport or a notary service appointment through our appointment system.  For Consular Report of Birth Abroad appointments, please email AmmanCRBA@state.gov.
  • The Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa units are processing a limited number of immigrant and non-immigrant visas and limited USCIS services.  If you and/or one of your children are an immigrant visa applicant and will soon turn 21 or if you have a particularly urgent need to travel to the United States for a medical or other emergency, please send an email to Support-Jordan@ustraveldocs.com with a detailed explanation of your circumstances so we may assess your case.  Please also regularly check the Immigrant Visa and Non-Immigrant visa pages of the U.S. Embassy website for the most up-to-date information regarding visa services.

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