Health Alert – Updated Government of Jordan Quarantine Regulations for Travelers and Minors

Location:  Jordan

Event:  Updated Government of Jordan Quarantine Regulations for Travelers and Minors

On September 22, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced that beginning September 23, individuals arriving to Jordan from “yellow” and “red” countries will no longer be required to go to institutional quarantine, but instead will be subject to a one-week home quarantine.  The new guidance allows individuals to quarantine in their homes for one week if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Jordan and a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Jordan.

On September 21, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced that minors under the age of 18, who test positive for COVID-19, will no longer be required to undergo institutional quarantine.  They are now allowed to quarantine in their homes for the duration of their illness or go to a government hospital if their symptoms are severe.

To ensure compliance with the home quarantine requirements, the Government of Jordan will conduct surprise home visits.  Violators of these regulations will face penalties up to three years in prison and a JD 3,000 fine.

U.S. citizens in Jordan should abide by Jordanian health regulations and check for government and media updates on the current COVID-19 situation, as changes to government policies could occur at any time.

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