Published: 2021-06-07 21:04
Last Updated: 2021-06-12 21:19
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef al-Fayez, confirmed Jordan's readiness to receive tourists, especially since the Kingdom was able to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Fayez said during an interview with Al Arabiya Monday that different sectors, including the tourism sector, began to reopen gradually due to the stable COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom.
Regarding the traveling instructions, Fayez said that travelers who have received the full COVID-19 vaccination (according to vaccine types) and who have a vaccination certificate or proof issued by the following destinations (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Morocco, the US, UK, EU, Turkey, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Russian and Canada) can enter the Kingdom and must conduct a PCR test before departing within 72 hours before boarding the plane.
He indicated that the Kingdom depends mainly on the tourism sector, which accounts for approximately 13 percent of the gross domestic product, pointing to the decline in tourism income achieved by Jordan, which amounted to about JD one billion last year, compared to JD 4.1 billion in 2019.