COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [6/12/2022]

*** Effective March 1, 2022, the Government of Jordan no longer requires travelers arriving to Jordan to take a pre-travel PCR test nor a PCR test upon arrival.  Travelers should check with their airlines whether the airline has additional requirements.

***  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States is rescinded.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • Schools and workplaces are operating normally.
  • 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 20 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, Al Sultan 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? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • U.S. citizens entering Jordan by any means of transport must register on the Gateway2Jordan platform and follow all guidance provided by the Government of Jordan on that platform.  Upon registration, a traveler will be provided a QR code which must be presented to airline personnel upon boarding and to Jordanian border authorities upon arrival to Jordan.
  • Proof of health insurance is mandatory for non-Jordanians entering Jordan.
  • 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.
  • 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 at https://www.facebook.com/mofa.pna or contact mofa@pna.ps.
  • For information on traveling to Israel or Palestine from Jordan, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s COVID-19 Information Page.

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?  Only persons who test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine.
  • Effective March 1, 2022, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must home quarantine for 5 days, regardless of whether they are asymptomatic or symptomatic.  Individuals in contact with COVID-19 patients are no longer required to quarantine.  More information can be found here.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations:

  • The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit at the U.S. Embassy in Amman is providing routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services.  You can make an appointment for a U.S. passport or notarial service 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 offering limited USCIS services. Please 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.
  • Immigrant Visas:  If you and/or one of your children are an immigrant visa applicant and will soon turn 21, please send an email to Support-Jordan@ustraveldocs.com with a detailed explanation of your circumstances so we may assess your case. To request an expedited appointment, please follow the instructions here.
  • Nonimmigrant Visas:  The Embassy is offering additional nonimmigrant visa services, including some renewals via interview waiver.  For more information on nonimmigrant services, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com/jo.  For travelers with a particularly urgent medical or business need to travel, please submit a request for expedited appointment following the instructions here.

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