Published: 2021-11-22 10:13
Last Updated: 2021-11-27 13:01
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez said that new governmental measures related to the tourism sector will be imposed soon.
Fayez told Roya Monday that entering tourist facilities in Jordan will be limited to those who received the coronavirus vaccine.
He indicated that the ministry's programs to encourage domestic tourism will also be limited to those who are vaccinated against the virus.
Fayez pointed out that tourism improved in Jordan in mid-2021, as tourism income witnessed a remarkable increase.
He lastly stressed that closures or an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Jordan and the world will negatively and significantly affect the Jordanian tourism sector.
Sunday, the Council of Ministers held a session chaired by Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh during which it discussed the recommendations of the Supreme Framework Committee regarding the developments in the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom.
The Minister of State for Media Affairs, the official spokesperson for the government, Faisal Al-Shboul, announced that a new defense order will be issued during the next few days, under Defense Law No. (13) of 1992, to confront the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom.
Shaboul explained in statements to the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the new defense order will include a set of measures, including the need to be fully vaccinated against the virus and obtain the coronavirus vaccine certificate as the only condition for employees and clients to enter all official departments, and public and private sector facilities starting from the beginning of 2022.
He also indicated that the Prime Minister instructed the competent authorities to tighten control and intensify inspection campaigns on all public and private facilities, to ensure adherence to safety and prevention measures, such as wearing face masks and social distancing.
Shboul added that the new measures include urging citizens, and all residents of the Kingdom, who are over the age of 18, especially those aged over 50, to receive the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Additionally, the decision to vaccinate children (aged 12-15) is left in the hands of their parents after they give consent.
He lastly indicated that the Prime Minister urged all competent authorities to strictly implement defense orders.