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Is Jordan Open for Tourists? – Latest Travel Restrictions

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Last update: 9/7/2021

Jordan reopened its borders to international tourism on September 8, 2020. It is one of the countries that are open for tourism where entry requirements are the same for all travelers.

All travelers must complete a health form and have proof of valid travel insurance for the duration of their stay in Jordan. They must also provide proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Jordan and undergo a second PCR test on arrival in Jordan, which costs JD 28 and which they must pre-pay for online.

Vaccinated travelers from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are exempt from getting tested on arrival as long as they present proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Jordan, a vaccination certificate, and a QR code registration.

Can I travel to Jordan right now?

You can travel to Jordan from almost every country right now. Below is a map of all the countries that can visit Jordan at the moment.

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Travelers from any country, except India, can currently visit Jordan.

  • India

*Only Jordanian citizens can travel to Jordan from India.

Jordan COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

Jordan has several different entry requirements that apply to all travelers.

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Jordan COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours of arrival in Jordan and complete a health form. They must also have proof of valid travel insurance for the duration of their stay in Jordan.

Travelers from most countries will undergo a second PCR test on arrival in Jordan, which costs JD 28 and which they must pre-pay for online. Vaccinated travelers from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are exempt from getting tested on arrival as long as they present proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Jordan, a vaccination certificate, and a QR code registration.

COvid-19 vaccine to travel to Jordan

Fully vaccinated travelers from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are exempt from getting tested on arrival in Jordan.

In order to be exempt, they must present proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Jordan and a paper or digital vaccination certificate. They must also show a QR code registration.

Is PCR testing mandatory to travel to Jordan?

All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours of arrival in Jordan.

All travelers must also take a PCR test on arrival in Jordan, which they must pre-pay for online. Only children under the age of 5 are exempt from both requirements.

Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Jordan?

Although there used to be a quarantine requirement for travelers, it is no longer mandatory for travelers to quarantine upon arrival in Jordan.

Only those who test positive for COVID-19 when they get tested on arrival in Jordan will have to quarantine for at least 10 days.

Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to visit Jordan

All travelers must have valid travel insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in Jordan.

If you’re not sure which kind of travel insurance to buy, travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is your best bet because you’ll be covered no matter what happens, whether that’s a missed flight, lost luggage, or sudden illness.

Heymondo is a great option for travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage. They offer policies with extensive coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment abroad that are still affordable. You can even get 5% off Heymondo insurance with the discount link below.

Jordan travel restrictions

COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Jordan

If you’re going to get the COVID-19 vaccine before traveling to Jordan, I recommend taking a copy of a vaccination record or certificate with you in case Jordan changes its travel restrictions.

Other travel restrictions for Jordan during COVID-19

Jordan has a few other travel restrictions in place:

  • All travelers must complete a Health Form prior to boarding their flight.
  • All travelers must download the AMAN app.
  • All travelers will undergo health screenings upon arrival in Jordan, which include temperature checks and PCR testing.
  • Face masks are required in all public areas.
  • Social distancing rules must be observed.
  • You may need a tourist visa to visit Jordan. Check if you need one below.

What’s open in Jordan

There is plenty to do and see in Jordan right now because hotels, attractions, and restaurants are all open. Famous sights, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, are also open and tours are operating.

Hotels that are open in Jordan

Hotels and accommodations are open in Jordan. These are some places we recommend staying:

Guests must wear face masks and gloves in public areas and will have their temperatures checked when they enter their accommodation. There will also be hand sanitizer available for guests to disinfect their hands. High-contact areas will be disinfected frequently.

More information on hotel regulations can be found here and here

Attractions that are open and tours that are operating in Jordan

Jordan has many beautiful and historical sites that are worth seeing. Luckily, attractions, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, are open and tours are operating in Jordan right now. Some great tours that allow you to explore and experience some of the beauty Jordan has to offer are:

Visitors must wear face masks and abide by social distancing rules. Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors to disinfect their hands at the entrance to attractions. Visitors will have their temperatures checked at the entrance to attractions. Attraction capacities will be limited, so you should try to book your tickets ahead of time.

On tours, visitors should wear masks on buses and vehicles. They should also keep 2 meters away from others who are not in their household. There will be hand sanitizer available on tour buses for visitors to use.

You can find more details on attraction and tour regulations here.

Restaurants that are open in Jordan

Restaurants and cafes are open in Jordan, so you should be able to find plenty of good places to eat.

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Restaurants that are open in Jordan

Restaurants must close by 12 AM in accordance with curfew regulations. Customers must wear face masks and keep a distance of 2 meters away from others who are not in their household. Hand sanitizer will be available for customers to disinfect their hands. Tables will be placed 2.5 meters apart.

More information on restaurant regulations is available here and here.

Airports that are open in Jordan

Jordan’s two international airports, Queen Alia International Airport and King Hussein International airport, are open and commercial flights are operating.

All travelers must wear face masks and abide by social distancing rules. They will also undergo health screenings on arrival, which will include temperature checks and PCR testing.

Curfew in Jordan

There is a nightly curfew from 12 AM to 6 AM for businesses and from 1 AM to 6 AM for individuals.

Individuals must stay at home during curfew hours, except if they are traveling to the airport or are going to get a PCR test to travel to a country that requires one.

Where to get a PCR test in Jordan – COVID-19 testing in Jordan

Petra, Jordan open for travel

Where to get a PCR test in Jordan – COVID-19 testing in Jordan

Your country may require you to take a PCR test in order to fly back home. If you need to get a PCR test in Jordan, you can find information on testing here and here.

Jordan reopening its borders to tourists – F.A.Q.

Check out these FAQs related to Jordan reopening for tourists and let us know if you have any other questions in the comments below.

Yes, you can travel to Jordan from any country, except India, right now.

There are currently 12,000+ active cases and 10,000+ deaths due to COVID-19 in Jordan as of today. The CDC classifies travel to Jordan as “Level 3- High Risk.” If you have a pre-existing condition or any health condition that could increase your chances of serious illness, do not travel to Jordan. Additionally, if you are unvaccinated, you might want to reconsider traveling to Jordan.

Yes, travelers who are not Jordanian citizens cannot travel to Jordan from India.

No, you do not need to quarantine upon arrival as long as you do not test positive when you take your PCR test upon arrival in Jordan. If you do test positive, you will have to quarantine for at least 10 days.

Yes, you must take two PCR tests in order to travel to Jordan. One must be taken before your flight, within 72 hours of your arrival in Jordan. The other must be taken on arrival in Jordan, unless you are a vaccinated traveler from
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, or the United States

Yes, there is a nightly curfew for businesses from 12 AM to 6 AM and for individuals from 1 AM to 6 AM.

No, there are no restrictions on intercity and interregional travel, except during curfew hours, when no travel is allowed.

Yes, hotels and accommodations in Jordan are open.

Yes, Jordan’s two international airports, Queen Alia International Airport and King Hussein International Airport, are open.

Yes, restaurants in Jordan are open until 12 am.

Yes, tours and excursions are currently operating.

Yes, many attractions are open.

Yes, Petra is open.

Yes, Wadi Rum is open.

Yes, American tourists can travel to Jordan, but the US State Department has issued a “Level 4 – Do Not Travel” travel advisory, so we do not advise traveling there right now.

Yes, Canadians can visit Jordan.

Sources

We will update this guide on Jordan reopening to tourism with any new developments. If you need more information on travel to Jordan, you can check these official sources:

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Hi, I'm Ascen, a globetrotter based in Philadelphia, USA. I enjoy exploring new landscapes and creating in-depth travel guides for Capture the Atlas.

I have felt a special connection with nature and all the inhabitants of the planet since I was a kid. I am passionate about discovering new countries and especially their wildlife, but no matter how many places I visit, I will always belong to the remote beaches of Almería, in Southern Spain.

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