Health Alert – Recent Government of Jordan Measures to Combat COVID-19 

Location:  Jordan

Event:  Recent Government of Jordan Measures to Combat COVID-19

On October 20, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced it will impose a comprehensive curfew every Friday starting October 23 until the end of December 2020.  The October 23 curfew will start at 1 a.m. on Friday, October 23 and end at 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 24.  For all subsequent Friday comprehensive curfews, the curfew will begin at 11 p.m. Thursday and end at 6 a.m. Saturday.  In addition to the Friday comprehensive curfew, the daily curfew will now start at 10 p.m. for businesses and 11 p.m. for individuals with both ending at 6:00 a.m. the following day.  As with previous comprehensive curfews, no one should move outside the home during this period.

  • The Government of Jordan announced the army will be deployed across the Kingdom to ensure the curfew is observed.  Violators of the curfew will be subject to fines up to 1,000 JD for their first offense and up to one year in prison and additional fines for repeated offenses.
  • The curfew excludes medical personnel and those whose work is necessary to service health emergencies, individuals going to the airport with their travel tickets, patients released from hospitals and the Dead Sea quarantine area with discharge papers, individuals who have cancer treatment or are on dialysis, citizens traveling to countries that require a PCR test that must be conducted during the lockdown, and all persons who stay overnight at their place of work and do not return home during the curfew.
  • In addition to the curfew, restaurants will be required to limit their seating capacity to 50 percent, with a maximum 6 persons at a table.  All dine-in restaurant patrons will be required to download the tracking app.  This requirement is not necessary for food delivery, which will continue to operate during non-curfew hours.
  • The Government of Jordan announced that nurseries, schools, universities, cultural centers, and vocational training institutes will close or remain closed until the end of the semester in late December.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow local news media for all updates regarding the evolving situation in Jordan.

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