Published: 2021-06-20 19:32
Last Updated: 2022-01-16 18:44
Sunday, the inspection and control teams of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and other concerned authorities, shut down five tourist facilities in the capital, Amman, and imposed a fine on one other facility, in addition to issuing warnings to four tourist facilities in Ajloun, due to their failure to comply with preventive health and safety measures.
According to the teams, the establishments were providing shisha services in closed halls.
The ministry said the teams intensified their inspection tours of tourist facilities in the Kingdom, especially those that offer hookah, noting that the legal requirements were taken against violators who did not adhere to the procedures and conditions set by the ministry.
The ministry stressed the need for tourist facilities and facilities within them to abide by the instructions issued by defense orders, which stipulate maintaining physical distance between individuals, wearing face masks when entering, exiting and moving, and raising them when sitting for food only.
In addition, the instructions emphasize the provision of shisha services in open-air facilities.
According to the ministry’s statement, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, directed the Awareness, Guidance and Joint Control Unit to double efforts and intensify field inspection tours to ensure the facilities’ compliance with safety and health prevention measures and protocols issued by the Ministry of Labor regarding work procedures for shisha.