Flying to the US from Jordan? Trump's new security measures will apply to you starting Thursday

Jordan

Published: 2018-01-17 11:35

Last Updated: 2018-01-17 11:54


You will need to get to the airport three hours ahead of your flight. (Sputnik International)
You will need to get to the airport three hours ahead of your flight. (Sputnik International)
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If you’re travelling to the US from Amman, then you will need to arrive to Queen Alia International Airport three hours ahead of your scheduled flight, Jordan’s national carrier said in a statement on Wednesday.

Starting Thursday (January 18, 2018), US-bound passengers will be have to adhere to the new airport security measures set by US President Donald Trump.

Royal Jordanian said that “the additional security measures- which include security interviews with every passenger at check-in or the boarding gate- are applicable on all international airlines operating direct flights to the US, and include all nationalities flying to the US, with no exception.”

Airlines were required to abide by the new, stricter measures on OCtober 26, 2017, however, US authorities granted them the option to delay the implementation process for a limited period of time.

Royal Jordanian currently operates 11 weekly flights to the US: five to Chicago, four to New York and two to Detroit, with a connection in Montreal.