Jordan navigates reopening to foreign tourism


Published: 2020-06-26 13:21

Last Updated: 2020-06-26 19:02

Jordan navigates reopening to foreign tourism
Jordan navigates reopening to foreign tourism

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has compiled a list of countries it intends to reopen its tourism sector to.

JTB Director general Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat revealed on Wednesday, June 24, the JTB had compiled a "green list" of 10 countries which would be granted entry to Jordan as soon as the relevant authorities gave their approval.

To be eligible, countries needed to have conducted at least 30,000 coronavirus tests for every one million inhabitants, they must have a similar virus curve to Jordan’s and daily new infections records must be below 10 in the last 14 days.

The plan is being finalised in the hope of attracting foreign tourism, particularly medical tourism, said Arabiyat.

He assured the entry procedures would not be complicated for tourists, but said they will be required to have tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of arriving in Jordan and will have to undertake a second test once inside the country. Tourists will also be subject to random checks by authorities during their stay.