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Jordan Officially Reopening Borders For International Tourism September 8

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Jordan reopened its borders for international tourism on September 8th, 2020.

The National Centre for Security and Crisis Management in Jordan has given the go-ahead for international flights to resume at Queen Alia International Airport as of September 8th.

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The reopening was originally planned for August 6th but was delayed due to a surge in COVID-19 infections. 

Here is everything Travel Off Path has learned on Jordan's reopening for international tourism. 

Jordan Reopening for Tourism – Everything you need to know

Countries Allowed To Visit Jordan

All nations

When Jordan first reopened in September, a total of 43 countries were first allowed to enter. They were divided into three categories, red, yellow and green – depending on the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak within their own borders. 

Now as of December 2020, all nations can now enter as long as they fulfill all covid-related entry requirements and visa requirements. 

Woman walking on Dead Sea salt shore in Jordan

Onilne Declaration Form 

All passengers must fill out the online “Travel to Jordan Declaration Form” before departure into the country. 

A QR code will be generated from this form which passengers will show upon arrival. 

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Testing Rules for Jordan

All passengers entering Jordan for tourism will need to perform multiple PCR tests. 

  • Pre-flight PCR test with results issued no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • PCR Test on arrival
  • PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine to be released
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Quarantine Rules for Jordan 

All tourists will have to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival.

Petra city in Jordan
Petra city in Jordan

Visas For Jordan

Some nationalities will need a Visa before traveling to Jordan, while others will qualify for a free or paid visa on arrival. 

The complete list of Visa rules for Jordan can be found here. 

  • Visa on arrival at a cost of 40 JOD = Canada, USA, UK, Australia, and more.
Amman Jordan sunset over Roman Ruins
Amman Jordan sunset over Roman Ruins

Other Entry Requirements for Jordan: 

  • All travelers must fill out the online ‘Travel to Jordan Declaration‘ form prior to travel. 
  • All travelers must Pre-pay ($56.00 USD) for the COVID-19 test to be administered upon arrival. Payment will be made during on the ‘Travel to Jordan Declaration Form'.
  • Install application on their mobile device
  • Provide evidence you have resided in your departure country for a minimum of 14 days. 
  • Provide proof of Travel Insurance that covers COVID-19.
The Monastery (El Deir) and surroundings. One of the most beautiful facades in Petra, Jordan
The Monastery (El Deir) and surroundings. One of the most beautiful facades in Petra, Jordan

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Sources: Visit Jordan / UK GOV

This article was originally published on September 8th, 2020

Disclaimer: Jordan travel rules can change without notice and are being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

This information is very out of date and no longer accurate. It's 7 months old. Time to update this page.

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

We don't update every page on our website (as we have over 3000 pages) which is why we show when it has last been updated. Many news articles are not updated, however popular guides or our most visited articles are typically done regularily

Travis Greiman

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Hello I'm trying to find up to date information on Jordan travel. On your other page it notes that with a negative predepartare test and a repeat negative test at the airport then no quarantine will be needed. On this page it says quarantine is needed and I am finding multiple different reports online. I am coming from the USA and are looking for somewhere to visit that doesn't require quarantines. thanks

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

The top of this article states "last updated 4 months ago" so the information and guidance is 4 months old. We are hoping to update it soon


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Hi, I'm Canadian and it says somewhere that the PCR test should be done no later than 120 hours prior to arrival to Jordan but you said is 72 hours, which one is correct? Also, you have stated that Green countries are not required to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival to Jordan after negative test result, but why is it mandatory for all countries to quarantine for 7 days for all visitors from everywhere? I saw this on their website (link) Any clarification would be appreciated

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Hi Yasmin, as we strive to update reopening articles as best we can. this one says at the top of the page it has not been updated in 1 month. Therefore, any info you are getting directly from Jordan's government will be the most up to date and correct at this time


Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hi Brian. For us coming from the states theres a mandatory 14 day home quarantine when you arrive there with mandatory covid testing on Day 7 and Day 14. Hope this helps.

Ali Kishta

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Quick question. Im planning on travelling from the United States at the end of November to Amman, Jordan for 5 nights. If the self quarantine during that time is 14 days, must I remain in Amman for 14 days or will they allow me to fly back to the United States on the 6th day like planned. Do i need to get special permission from a local ministey office for this? Thanks in advance for your help.

brian mcdowell

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hey Ali, do you know if Jordan makes sure if you do the 14 days of quarantine yet?

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I'm sorry, I really don't know at this time.