U.S. Embassy: Entry ban for foreigners who recently traveled to China


Published: 2020-02-06 20:40

Last Updated: 2024-06-21 10:39

U.S. Embassy: Entry ban for foreigners who recently traveled to China
U.S. Embassy: Entry ban for foreigners who recently traveled to China

As a precaution, the Jordanian government is implementing quarantine measures for travelers arriving with fevers and travel histories suggesting possible presence of the novel Coronavirus.

All travelers arriving at the Jordanian airports and land borders will be screened, the U.S. Embassy in Jordan announced. 

Travelers displaying symptoms of the virus and with travel histories indicating possible exposure will be immediately moved to Al Bashir hospital in Amman for a 14-day quarantine.

Travelers should also be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

However, as of February 6, the government reports there are no known cases of novel Coronavirus in Jordan.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures in the United States.
  • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to Wuhan and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

For assistance, American citizens were advised to contact the US Embassy at +962 6 590-6000 or +962 6 590-6500 (after hours), the State Department – Consular Affairs at 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 or contact the Embassy via the email address ([email protected]).

They can also visit the Embassy/Consulate website, contact the Jordan Country Information, enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates or follow the US Embassy's page on Facebook.