(September 7, 2020)
Event: Regular Commercial International Flights to Resume on September 8, 2020
On August 31, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced plans to resume regular commercial international flights on September 8, 2020.
Flights will be limited as airport operations resume. The Government of Jordan has outlined requirements for passengers based on country of origin. U.S. citizens should check with the airlines directly to book flights and follow the Government of Jordan’s announcements to ensure they are following the most recent updates for travelers.
Jordan will implement a color-coded system (green, yellow, and red) to identify the epidemiological situation in a passenger’s country of origin. Based on the color-coded system, passengers will face varying degrees of requirements upon entry into Jordan. A passenger’s location over the preceding 14 days before entry into Jordan will determine his or her country of origin. The Government of Jordan will update the color-coded country classification list every 14 days, with adjustments based on the epidemiological situations of each country.
U.S. citizens who travel to Jordan must receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure from their country of origin, and a second PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Jordan. Both tests will be at the traveler’s own expense.
In addition to PCR testing, the follow requirements exist for passengers based upon the color-coded country classification system:
- Green Countries/Territories (Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and Tunisia): Passengers must wait at the airport for the results of the airport PCR test, but do not have to quarantine provided that no other passengers on the flight seated near the passenger test positive at the airport upon arrival.
- Yellow Countries/Territories (Algeria, Austria, Italy, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates): Passengers are required to quarantine for seven days and eight nights in a Government-selected hotel at the passenger’s own expense. After this period, individuals must spend another week in home quarantine.
- Red Countries/Territories (Bahrain, Belgium, Egypt, France, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, West Bank/Gaza, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen): Passengers are required to quarantine for seven days and eight nights in a government-selected hotel at the passenger’s own expense. After this period, individuals are required to spend another week in home quarantine and must wear a government-provided electronic bracelet.
In addition to the requirements above, passengers are also required to:
- 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.
- Complete and submit a passenger health declaration form found at visitjordan.gov.jo, including proof of a negative PCR test. Passengers must also submit evidence to this website of their residence for the 14 days prior their arrival in Jordan and may be required to present proof of their residence at check-in.
- Have a confirmed hotel booking with the number of quarantine days required in Amman based on their origin country color classification.
- Pay 40 JOD in advance for a PCR test conducted on arrival in Amman.
- Receive a QR code 24 hours prior to boarding the flight.
- Present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding the flight.
- Install the jo application on a mobile device. The application helps to accelerate the detection of coronavirus cases in its early stages by informing the user if they had contact with an infected person.
Important Note: This information reflects our best understanding of the travel policies of the Government of Jordan at this time, and the requirements and color-coded country lists are subject to change based on conditions. Furthermore, a country appearing on a given color list does not indicate the availability of flights, which will be based on reciprocity agreements and commercial availability. U.S. citizens should check with the airlines directly before traveling to Jordan in case the situation for flights and requirements changes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions not addressed in this message.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19: https://jo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/for more information about travel restrictions and closures in Jordan.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Monitor local media for updates and adhere to Government of Jordan restrictions and instructions.
- U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan
Al-Umawyeen 37, Amman, Jordan
Phone number: +962 6 590-6000, +962 6 590-6500 (after hours emergencies only)