Published: 2020-07-06 15:17
Last Updated: 2020-07-06 15:28
Jordan is to reopen to medical tourism but visitors will face strict health and safety measures.
During a press conference on Sunday, Minister of Tourism Majd Shwaikah said the Kingdom had been granted a ‘safe travel license’ by the World Tourism Organisation.
Instructions for those wishing to visit the country are as follows:
- Medical tourists can enter Jordan via land or air with two persons accompanying them.
- Hospital staff must accompany visitors throughout the trip and provide transportation.
- All arrivals will have to adhere to a 14-day quarantine period.
- All patients must remain in quarantine following their medical procedure, or they can choose to return to their country of origin.
- Following the quarantine period, visitors may remain in Jordan as a tourist.
- Visitors must download the Aman app on arrival.
- Medical tourists must obtain documentation certifying they are free from COVID-19 72 hours prior to their arrival.
- Should a visitor be infected with COVID-19 they will be immediately referred to a hospital with the correct resources.
People wanting to travel to Jordan for medical purposes must apply online at www.salamtak.gov.jo – a newly launched website providing visitors with information on medical procedures, pricing and transportation.
According to the website, countries granted access to the Kingdom so far include all the countries of the Arab Gulf, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Yemen and Cyprus.
The government is currently working towards opening up the country to all tourism by the end of the month.
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