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Jordan Reopening for Tourism – Everything you need to know

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This article is now out of date. Jordan has announced a new reopening date and entry requirements. 

Please read the latest news on Jordan reopening for tourism here. 

Jordan is aiming to reopen its borders on August 4, 2020 for tourism, following a press statement from Khaled Saif, Jordan’s Minister of Transportation.

The original article is below. Please note the below article is out of date. Jordan has announced a new reopening date of September 8th.

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On July 21, the Government of Jordan announced that regular commercial international flights will remain suspended until August 4, 2020, but past that date they are aiming to approve tourism arrivals from pre-determined ‘green’ nations.

Target Reopening Date for Jordan:

August 4, 2020

Update August 8:

Jordan made the decision to delay their reopening due to a recent surge in cases. They have not yet set a new target date. 

Countries That Can Travel to Jordan

The government of Jordan has formed a list of ‘green countries’ that will first be allowed to travel to the country for the purposes of tourism. The list is based on epidemiological risk.

Here are the nations expected to be able to travel to Jordan early August:

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Monaco

The above list is not final and could change before the official reopening.

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Entry Requirements into Jordan

Even though the doors are not open yet, the government has already been quite clear on entry requirements for the above ‘green countries’.

The kingdom of Jordan has only had 11 total deaths from the virus, and as of July 23rd, just 85 active cases, so their entry requirements are quite strict.

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PCR Test –

All travellers must have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours before depature, in order to be granted entry into Jordan.

Testing on Arrival –

All arrivals will also be tested upon disembarking the flight. This test is projected to just be a rapid test, as arrivals are to wait at the airport for results before leaving the terminal.

Health Declaration –

Tourists will need to complete an online health declaration form 24 hours before departure. The form is expected to have a cost of 40 JD ($57 USD)

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Proof of Health Insurance –

All visitors to Jordan must show proof of travel health insurance for the duration of their stay.

Contact Tracing App –

The government of Jordan will be implementing a contact tracing app for tourists to have activated during their stay. The app must be downloaded before departing (airlines will be checking) and shown to border control upon arrival.

Valid Visa –

If you hold the passport of a nation that requires a visa to visit Jordan, just like pre-covid times, you will also need this to enter.

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Is entry into Jordan based on nationality, residency, or location?

For covid related restrictions, it is based on location for the past 14 days. Jordan will allow other nationalities to come (of course permitting they have a visa if required) as long as they have physically been in a ‘green country’ for the past 14 days.

For example: The USA is not on the ‘green country’ list, but a resident of the USA can enter Jordan as long as they have been in one of the ‘green country’ nations listed above for the past 14 days.

The government is very strict on entry from only green nations and states that anyone trying to get access into Jordan without spending a full 14 days in a ‘green country’ will face a 10,000 JD fine ($14,100)

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What’s open in Jordan

Jordan is starting to lift restrictions and reopen most services and businesses within the country. The government has a VERY detailed reopening plan that you can read HERE (it can be translated into English) that goes over what will be open at each phase.

Have flights resumed into Jordan?

Not yet. “We are aiming to open the airport in the first week of August,” said Khaled Saif, Jordan’s Minister of Transportation.

Royal Jordanian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways are the biggest airlines servicing Jordan.

Some airlines have already starting scheduling their flights in anticipation of the reopening. More will be added soon.

  • Montreal to Jordan is showing scheduled direct flights on Royal Jordanian Airlines starting Sept 10, 2x’s a week
  • Dozens of European cities are showing direct flights into Jordan starting in August, including Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Zurich and more
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Read More:  See the complete list of all countries that have reopened for tourism worldwide, and travel insurance that covers covid

Disclaimer: Jordan’s reopening news is ever-changing and 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.

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Banan egbaria

Friday 18th of September 2020

Why israel its not in any list ? and when we can travel via the borders to jordan ? Andd thankss


Tuesday 8th of September 2020

The green countries like Turkey and Greece have high cases of coronavirus. Turkey have 1700 cases daily and Greece 275 daily. Why New Zealand and Australia wasnt mentioned in your classification. New Zealand has maybe 4 or 5 or even less cases while Australia have 86 cases and its continuing to drop and all states in Australia are closed access to the other states. The reason could be commercial or because no flights between countries. whatever the reason is but so many people wants to travel to Jordan . Can you please take this in consideration. THANKS

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

It is not our classification, it is the government of Jordans. I am not entirely sure how they come to the decision of each nation, but that is what it is for now

Utnapis (@utnapis)

Saturday 8th of August 2020

From Reuters earlier this week: "Jordan on Tuesday postponed a resumption of international flight services that was planned for Wednesday". Apparently no new target date has been set.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Thank you very much for contributing! I will update

Joy Descoteaux

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

How does Jordan expect to open up for tourism if it is not added as a safe country to travel from to any of Jordans listed green countries? Unless Jordan is added to all the countries it lists as green countries. Anyone from one of those countries that would travel to Jordan for tourism would have to quarantine for 14 days upon return home.

How many tourists would want to travel to Jordan for tourism to have to then isolate upon return home. It makes no sense. As much as Jordan wants business, until the agreement is reciprocal, no tourists will be coming here.

Ian Douglas Wilkie

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Apparently Canada is in fact on Jordan's 'green list' of countries permitted to enter Jordan. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible for Canadians to obtain pcr covid tests within the short period of 72 hours prior to travelling. At least 5 days is required at government testing centres, and this is for expedited cases showing symptoms before testing. A shame.