Want to visit Jordan? Here’s how

Up-to-date June 7th restrictions on visiting the Kingdom

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Jordan has a lot to offer to tourists, from the sprawling deserts of Wadi Rum to the sparkling beaches of Aqaba. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 restrictions to plan for your visit. اضافة اعلان

Arriving to Jordan

Jordan has two commercial airports, Queen Alia International Airport in the capital of Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. If you’re arriving from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Morocco, the US, UK, EU, Turkey, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Russia, Canada and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ll need to present both your vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test from within 72 hours of boarding the plane before you depart.

For those over the age of five who haven’t been vaccinated, you will need to procure a PCR test at the airport upon your arrival, which costs JD28, or around $39. If you test positive, you’ll have to follow a seven-day home quarantine and then obtain another PCR test.

You’ll also have to show proof of health insurance before you board the plane. All visitors arriving from air also need to fill out this pre-arrival departure form, which will provide you with a QR code you show at the gate.

Additionally, two land crossings allow visitors to enter Jordan from Syria and Saudi Arabia. For both the Omari and Jaber border crossing, you should fill out this pre-arrival departure form.

Going out

For certain businesses and institutions, you’ll have to show proof of vaccination to enter. If you want to go to the gym or visit a cinema, for instance, you’ll need to show that you’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The other facilities affected by this rule are: sports and fitness facilities, indoor swimming pools in hotels, residential and tourist complexes, public swimming pools, equestrian clubs, academies and vocational and technical training centers, Turkish baths, billiards, snooker halls, electric and electronic game shops, entertainment and amusement parks, indoor children play areas, cinemas, and educational and cultural centers.

If you want to visit any of the sites in Jordan’s Golden Triangle (Wadi Rum, Petra, and Aqaba), you need to either be fully vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test prior to arriving at the site. This rule does not apply to those under six years of age.

Public gatherings are limited to twenty people. You’ll also need to put on a mask when you’re outside.

Currently, Jordan has a curfew that lasts from midnight (12:00am) until 6:00Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) plays the ball against Milwaukee Bucks power forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the fourth quarter of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Centeram. Businesses close at 11:00 pm, giving you an hour to get home.


Jordan has launched a dedication campaign to make tourist hubs completely coronavirus-free. All of the employees at the Dead Sea touristic zones have been vaccinated, and as of May 30th 90 percent of tourism sector employees in Aqaba had been vaccinated. The country has recorded low rates of COVID-19, consistently below 5 percent of those tested, for the past few weeks; the government has declared that Jordan is at “moderate risk” of COVID-19.

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