Airports in Jordan to resume operations on August 5

Jordan

Published: 2020-07-26 10:37

Last Updated: 2020-07-26 14:18


Airports in Jordan to resume operations on August 5
Airports in Jordan to resume operations on August 5

Jordan will reopen its airports on August 5, the Minister of Transport, Khalid Saif, said on Sunday.

Planes flying to and from Jordan will be filled to full capacity, with passengers adhering to all safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Saif said.

He said negotiations were already underway with ‘green countries’, adding that people arriving from those countries will not be subjected to 14-day quarantine, but a COVID-19 PCR test must be done before departure.

Up to 260 PCR tests will be conducted every hour, meaning 6,000 tests will be carried out daily.

“About 64 plastic barriers have been placed at the airport at the entry counters, 12 at the passports control desks, and two at the transit areas to protect airport employees," he said, adding that smart helmets and masks will be used by the airport’s staff, and airports will be sanitized regularly.

The list of green countries will be reviewed every two weeks.