Published: 2020-03-10 18:23
Last Updated: 2023-09-26 16:40
The Minister of Health, Saad Jaber and Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh has held a press conference today at the Prime Ministry building,
During the conference, the ministers announced a number of measures followed by the government to fight against coronavirus.
"The government calls on citizens not to follow rumors and to take information from official sources," the Health Minister said, confirming that the government will make official announcements of everything related to the virus.
The cabinet has decided the following:
1- Travel ban from and to Lebanon.
2-The northern border crossing, the southern border crossing and King Hussein Bridge are closed down. Official delegations, Jordanians working at the southern border crossing and people who transfer goods from and to the Kingdom are excluded.
3-Travel ban from and to Syria, except for trucks.
4-All arrivals coming from France, Germany, Spain will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom as of Saturday, March 14. Jordanians are not allowed to travel to these countries.
5- Sea borders with Egypt will be closed. Flights to Egypt will be reduced by 50%. Citizens are not allowed to travel to Egypt unless necessary.
6- Travel ban from and to Iraq and Karameh Border Crossing is closed to passengers, but not commercial traffic and official delegations. People can travel to Iraq only through Erbil International Airport and Baghdad Airport.
7- Jordanians coming from all countries facing restrictions will be subjected to a 14-day home quarantine as part of the precautionary measures followed by the Health Ministry.
8- Diplomatic missions, international organizations, foreigners, investors, and residents of the Kingdom are excluded from the travel bans, provided that they are subject to the precautionary measures followed by the Health Ministry.
9- No international or Arab conferences will be held in Jordan if not approved by the cabinet. The decision excludes medical conferences.
10- These decisions will be reviewed whenever necessary.