Health Alert – April 9 Flight to the United States

April 7, 2020

Location:  Jordan

Event:  Qatar Airways flight April 9, 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 consider the following information in your decision to complete this form:

  1. Tickets for the April 9 flight cost approximately $2,600 – $3,000 for a one-way ticket from Amman to Chicago with a transit in Doha. Travelers will be responsible for purchasing tickets at their own expense. 
  2. Travelers will be responsible for booking onward travel from the arrival location in the United States to their final destination in the U.S., either when purchasing their departure ticket or after arrival in the United States.  This additional travel will be at your own expense.
  3. Depending on your personal/financial situation and support network, sheltering in place in Jordan may be an option. However, you should be prepared to do so for an indefinite amount of time.
  4. The Embassy will try to arrange transportation to Queen Alia International Airport if the curfew is still in place on the day of a flight. If personal vehicle traffic (including taxis, Uber and Careem) is permitted on the day of the flight, travelers may be responsible for their own transportation to the airport.
  5. Transporting travelers from outside Amman may require extra time and permission from the Government of Jordan. If you are outside Amman and wish to purchase a ticket on a commercial passenger flight, we urge you to do so as soon as any flight option is announced and to contact us immediately. There is no guarantee that last-minute requests for transportation outside Amman will be approved in time.

We will contact you on a first come, first served basis based on your completed travel request form with instructions on how to make a flight reservation and provide payment. Seats may fill quickly. You do not need to contact us separately to inform us of the completed travel request form.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman continues to look at all options to support U.S. citizens in Jordan, but there is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance, and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. As new information becomes available, we will share it with U.S. citizens on our website.

Please continue to visit our COVID-19 website for updated information and we encourage you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive our notifications. Email us at amman-acs@state.gov if you have questions not addressed in this message.

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