Tourism Minister issues statement regarding PCR tests


Published: 2021-12-15 18:27

Last Updated: 2023-03-20 10:43

Tourism Minister issues statement regarding PCR tests
Tourism Minister issues statement regarding PCR tests

Wednesday, the Minister of Tourism, Nayef Al-Fayez, stressed the necessity of adhering to health procedures recently issued regarding PCR tests, in a statement sent to the President of the Jordan Hotels Association, the President of the Restaurants Association, and the President of the Jordan Society of Tourism and Travel Agents.

The statement, a copy of which was received by Roya, said that any person coming from abroad traveling through air, land or sea must take a PCR test, regardless of one’s vaccination status.

Fayez added that in the event of a suspicion of recording an infection with Omicron, the case will be institutionally quarantined in a hotel in Amman, until the final result appears, or the genome sequencing is examined.

If the case is found to be positive, institutional quarantine of the infected will last for 14 days.

In the event that the infection with the Omicron variant is confirmed from the beginning, the patient is isolated for 14 days in a hotel, during which a PCR examination will be performed on the fifth day to confirm the infection.

The statement also emphasized the mandatory conduct of a PCR test 48 hours prior to all gatherings and parties by all attendees.

Additionally, all those attending must be vaccinated and no more than six months have passed since receiving the second dose.