'Green countries' revised and travel procedures announced by Jordanian government

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Published: 2020-07-21 17:38

Last Updated: 2020-07-22 09:34


'Green countries' revised and travel procedures announced by Jordanian government
'Green countries' revised and travel procedures announced by Jordanian government

Airports in Jordan will open gradually from the first week of next month, the government announced Tuesday, as it revealed mandatory procedures for travellers wishing to enter the country.

Travellers heading to the Kingdom will have to prove they have spent 14 days in the country they have departed from, said Minister of Transport, Khaled Saif.

A revised list of ‘green countries’ – places deemed a low risk in terms of their COVID-19 status – has been announced. It includes: Austria; Canada; China; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Georgia; Germany; Greenland; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Malaysia; Malta; New Zeeland; Norway; Switzerland; Taiwan; Thailand; Monaco.

Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure and all arrivals in Jordan will be tested at the airport. Visitors will not be able to leave the airport until they have received their results.

All travellers will have to complete an online declaration 24 hours prior to departure at a cost of JD 40. Non-Jordanians must also be able to prove they have valid health insurance.

Passengers travelling from a red or orange status country must transit through a green status country for a 14-day period before travelling onwards to Jordan.

Anyone caught attempting to enter the country without completing 14 days in a green status country or providing invalid test results will face a JD 10,000 fine. 

Using the coronavirus safety applications Aman will be mandatory. Visitors must show proof of downloading before boarding the plane and when landing in Jordan. 

“We are aiming to open the airport in the first week of August,” said Saif, adding that it would depend on the readiness of other countries on the green country list.