Harvard University
 

Jordan

Risk Ratings  
  Print

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Jordan
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Jordan
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for North-eastern border area with Iraq; Border area with Syria


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules

• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents

- Jordanian nationals travelling from India who have spent less than 14 days in a third country will be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine at a government-designated hotel.
- Jordanian nationals who have spent between 14 and 45 days outside India will be required to undergo 14 days of home-isolation.
- Airlines are responsible to ensure that Jordanian passengers and their families traveling to Jordan from India through transit airport, or who spent less than 14 days outside India, sign the Indemnity Form for institutional quarantine at airport hotel for 14 days and to pay the required charges for the whole 14 nights .

• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals
- Non-Jordanian nationals travelling from India are required to spend 45 days in a third country before travelling to Jordan. Non-Jordanian nationals who have not spent at least 45 days outside of India will not be allowed to enter Jordan.
- Diplomatic mission members are required to coordinate with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, National Center of Security and Crisis Management.
Land border crossing
According to the UK FCO, the land crossings between Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are currently operating with limited capacity. Al Mudawwarah, and Al Omari (the border crossings with Saudi Arabia) remain open, however the number of travellers is limited to 300 each day.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test, type of test and timeframe?
- All passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate for a test conducted within 72 hours of arrival.
- Fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom or USA are exempt from the PCR test on arrival as long as they can provide a government issued certificate proving that they are fully vaccinated.
- Other arriving travellers must undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. The cost of the test must be paid through registration online as per below. Those who were unable to pay through the links will pay at the check-in and should get an Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) receipt. Passengers who do not hold proof of EMD payment will be charged on arrival.
A. Queen Alia International Airport: https://registration.questlabjo.com/
B. King Hussein International Airport: https://COVID19.biolab.jo
C. Amman Civil Airport (ADJ): The amount will be collected directly in the lab.
- Once the online registration is done, the traveller will receive a payment confirmation and QR code, which needs to be presented at check-in and on arrival.
- Following the test on arrival, all travellers should remain at their accommodation until results are available. If the result is negative, no quarantine is required.
- Test results are usually released the next day.
- The same requirements for travellers arriving by air are in place for those who are entering the country via land borders.
- Limited number of travellers can enter Jordan from Saudi Arabia via the al-Omari crossing, and from Syria via the Nasib-Jaber border crossing, if proof of vaccination (second dose taken 14 days prior to travel to Jordan) and a negative COVID-19 PCR test is presented. A second PCR test will be administered upon arriving in Jordan.
- Passengers coming to Amman for medical treatment can be accepted if they carry an official letter of approval issued by the Private Hospital Association Jordan.
- Arrivals from Egypt, Federal Iraq and Erbil (Kurdistan Region) and Turkey must have a PCR test from accredited labs only. A list of accredited labs can be found on the Gateway 2 Jordan website: https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/index.html

• Exemptions
- Children under five years of age are not required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure or on arrival.
- Diplomats and employees of regional and international organisations as well as their dependents and family members holding special and/ or normal passports who are residing in Jordan are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test before departure, the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and health insurance requirements.
(Until further notice)
Documentation required
- Travellers need to fill in and submit a complete declaration form that will be provided by the airline.
- Proof of health insurance is required for all foreign nationals except for Medical Tourism Patients.
- The Passenger Health Declaration and Locator form also need to be submitted. Any passenger that gives falsified or incorrect information is subject to a fine of JOD10,000.
- Those travelling into Jordan by land must fill in the traveller locator form and present it to immigration upon crossing the border: https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/landplatform/
(Until further notice)
Transit
Transit is allowed at Jordanian airports, but a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival is required and transfer time must not exceed 10 hours.
(Until further notice)
Other
Passengers must download the AMAN application on their phone.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes for those who travel from India
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(until further notice)
OutboundExit rules
• Outbound travel for local nationals / residents
Jordanian citizens have to use government platform 'safely home' to apply for a permit to cross land and sea borders.
• Outbound travel for “third country” nationals
Saudi citizens, their families as well as domestic helpers are allowed to cross land border with Saudi Arabia without seeking permission.
• Other
Those who wish to transit Jordanian border crossings with neighboring countries must complete a Travel Declaration Form that requires them to submit personal information and obtain a QR code. A negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within five days prior to travel is also required; a second COVID-19 test will be administered upon arrival in Jordan.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes/No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticCurfews and lockdowns
- A nightly curfew is in place from 23.00 to 06.00.

Exemptions
- Vaccinated individuals are allowed to move freely during the curfew as long as 21 days have passed since the first dose of vaccine.
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
- Businesses can operate from 06.00 to 22.00.
- Delivery services can operate until 23.59.
(until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• Vaccination passports
- Citizens and residents must present personal ID and their health verification code or their vaccination certificate through Jordan's Sanad mobile application in order to enter any open facilities.
(until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsFuture changes: -Curfew from 23.00-06.00 will be lifted by 1 July
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Jordan

COVID-19 information for Jordan

Dedicated COVID-19 website

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Apart from the border areas with Iraq and Syria, where the travel risks are rated as MEDIUM, business visitors face low risks, with road traffic accidents forming the primary physical threat. Low-level civil and social unrest is relatively common, particularly in central Amman, though this rarely affects foreigners. There is a latent threat of militant attacks against government, security force and foreign interests. A number of small-scale incidents have occurred in the last few years that may have been inspired by Islamist extremism. That said, Jordan has not seen a major mass-casualty terrorist attack targeting foreign interests since 2005. Although the crime level remains low compared to most Western nations, petty theft in crowded markets and tourist sites poses a concern.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Jordan
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
Read more
Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
Read more
PolioTravellers arriving from polio-endemic countries
Read more
RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
Read more
Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
Read more
Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
Read more
Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
Disclaimer  Privacy

Travel security advice provided in this report represents the best judgment of AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. Medical and health advice provided in this report represents the best judgment of AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. Advice in this report does not however provide a warranty of future results nor a guarantee against risk.

© 2021 AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction (other than for authorised internal purposes) is prohibited except with the prior written consent of the copyright owners.