COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   [02/27/21]

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States, two years of age and older, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel as well as an attestation of the authenticity of the test results. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. 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.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Government of Jordan continues to implement social distancing regulations and mandatory mask wearing in business establishments, public transportation, and government facilities due to COVID-19.  On February 24, the Government of Jordan announced the resumption of the Friday comprehensive curfew starting on February 26.  The Friday comprehensive curfew will begin at 10 p.m. Thursdays and end at 6 a.m. Saturdays.  In addition to the Friday comprehensive curfew, the daily curfew will now start at 9 p.m. for businesses and 10 p.m. for individuals, with both ending at 6:00 a.m. the following day.  Starting February 7, children in grades kindergarten to third grade and twelfth grade gradually resumed in-person classes.  This re-opening included both private and public schools.  Nurseries are open.  Students in grades four through eleven, universities, cultural centers, and vocational training institutes will continue remote learning until further notice.  Delivery services for food and public transportation remain available during non-curfew hours.  Access to emergency health services remains available.  Information in English can be found on the Government of Jordan’s COVID-19 website.
  • Notice: The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens avoid in-person dining at restaurants, cafes, or other establishments. It also recommends that U.S. citizens 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?
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?
  • 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.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
  • Humanitarian exemptions to the CDC order requiring a negative COVID-19 test for air travel to the United States will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, please email AmmanCDCWaiver@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

  • Has the government of Jordan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Individuals in Jordan may register to receive a vaccine at https://vaccine.jo/cvms/ (English and Arabic). Both Jordanian citizens and non-Jordanian nationals are eligible to register for a vaccine in Jordan.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?
  • U.S. citizens entering Jordan must meet the following conditions to enter the country:
  • A negative result for COVID-19 from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival in Jordan.
  • Take a second PCR test conducted on arrival in Amman with the payment of JD 28 (children under the age of five are exempt).
  • 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.
  • Starting January 20, 2021, the Civil Aviation Authority announced the cancellation of the “gateway2jordan” arrivals platform for air arrivals (the platform is still in effect for land arrivals). Instead of this platform, travelers will be required to fill out the following form prior to boarding their flight to Jordan.  This form will be required at the time of check-in prior to departure to Jordan.
  • The King Hussein/Allenby (also known as Al-Karameh) Bridge between the West Bank and Jordanon February  21, 2021 reopened for a limited number of travelers per day.  Land arrivals to Jordan must register through this platform and have either Jordanian or Palestinian travel documents  (e.g. passport or West Bank ID).  The Al-Mudawara border crossing with Saudi Arabia remains open. Please see the following Government of Jordan declaration form for land crossings for more information.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place?
  • Jordan has a nightly curfew that begins at 9 p.m. for commercial establishments and 10 a.m. for individuals and ends the next morning at 6 a.m.
  • On February 24, the Government of Jordan announced the resumption of the Friday comprehensive curfew starting on February 26.  The Friday comprehensive curfew will begin at 10 p.m. Thursdays and end at 6 a.m. Saturdays.
  • Individuals are required to stay in their homes during the set curfew hours.  There are some exceptions to this, including:
  • Individuals going to the airport.  A copy of the travel ticket must be present.  Only one travel companion may transport the traveler to the airport.  This also applies to passengers who arrive during curfew hours. Airport taxis will continue to operate.
  • Patients released from hospitals with discharge papers.
  • Medical personnel in the public and private sectors.
  • Individuals who have cancer treatment or are on dialysis.
  • Citizens traveling to countries that require a PCR test.  If the test must be conducted during the two days of lockdown, the traveler must request a test from an accredited laboratory that has a movement permit to conduct the test at the traveler’s home.
  • All persons who stay overnight at their place of work.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No 
  • There are no restrictions on intercity or interstate travel during non-curfew hours.  However, all travel is banned during the nightly curfew.  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.  
  • Home quarantine is only 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 ten days of home isolation.  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?   
  • Starting December 21, 2020, Jordan suspended flights from the United Kingdom until further notice.
  • Is public transportation operating?   
  • 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 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.
  • 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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