NCSCM takes new measures to deal with potential threat from COVID variant

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AMMAN — The Crisis Cell at the National Centerfor Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM) on Sunday announced a new set of measures to control any potential breakout of Omicron, the new coronavirus variant, in the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

One measure is placing restrictions on individuals who resided in South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Botswana during the 14 days preceding their travel to the Kingdom.

Jordanians and their families (spouses and children) may come into the Kingdom through the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) according to the following requirements: they must register on the platform before arriving in the Kingdom and submit a negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours before they travel to the Kingdom; children under five are exempted.

Upon arrival at QAIA, they must undergo another PCR examination, from which, again, children under five are exempted, and sign an institutional quarantine undertaking with the counter employee at the airport from where they depart. They must also pre-pay the cost of the institutional quarantine at the QAIA Hotel for a period of 14 days.

Non-Jordanians are not allowed to travel to the Kingdom if they have stayed in one of the above countries during the 14 days preceding their travel to the Kingdom.

The center warned that travelers will bear legal responsibility if they provide misleading or false information, in addition to having to pay a JD10,000 fine.

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