Health Alert- Updated Movement Restrictions and Safety Requirements

Location:  Jordan

Event:  Updated Movement Restrictions and Safety Requirements (May 10, 2020)

On May 7, the Government of Jordan announced the even-odd license plate policy for drivers in Amman, Zarqa, Balqa, and Salt will remain in effect.  Unless otherwise prohibited by the government, privately owned vehicles are allowed to move on alternating days between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm based on the last digit of the vehicle’s license plate.  Cars with odd numbered license plates may move one day and even-numbered plates may move the next (for these purposes, zero is considered an even number).  Please check the Facebook page of the Jordanian Traffic Police to find out which day in the even/odd rotation it is on any given day.  Individuals under the age of 16 and older than 60 will not be allowed in cars.  Private cars may carry no more than one passenger in addition to the driver.  Taxis may carry up to two passengers, plus the driver.

Residents in the governorates of Mafraq, Madaba, Ajloun, Jerash, Aqaba, Maan, Tafilah, and Karak may use their vehicles, irrespective of their license plate number and without passenger limitations or age restrictions from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm unless a curfew is in place.

Travel between governorates remains prohibited.

The Government of Jordan announced that everyone must adhere to social distancing rules and wear masks and gloves when entering public places (including ministries, government departments, official and public institutions), and when entering places where services are provided directly to the public (including companies, institutions, malls, stores, medical clinics and health centers, cellular communications companies, electricity and water companies, banks, offices, buses, taxis, public vehicles and private vehicles with more than one person).  Anyone violating the order will be fined.

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 if you have questions not addressed in this message. 

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan

    Al-Umawyeen 37, Amman, Jordan

    Phone number: +962 6 590-6000, +962 6 590-6500 (after hours emergencies only)