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.
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Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19.
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- 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)