Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Jordan on the TravelHealthPro website.

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Jordan.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government requirements. The Ministry of Health has published a list of accredited testing facilities on their website (in Arabic).

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Jordan

For information on entry to Jordan, see Entry requirements

The Government of Jordan has introduced and enforced measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Measures are regularly reviewed and updated. Follow the instructions of the local authorities.

On 1 September 2021, the Government of Jordan ended all curfew restrictions and reopened all sectors and recreational facilities. Curfews and restrictions can, however, be announced at short notice and you should monitor official announcements.

The Government of Jordan and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) announced that, as of 1 July 2021, visitors will not be allowed into Aqaba through customs centres, the land border crossings of Wadi Al-Yatam and Wadi Araba, or the airport, unless:

  • 21 days have passed since the first dose of a vaccine
  • or, for those over six years of age, the passenger has received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Aqaba

By law, everyone must comply with social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from other people when outside the home, and by wearing a mask when entering public places such as government buildings, shops, companies and health centres. Failure to comply with these rules is punishable by a fine.

Accommodation

Hotels and private rentals are open and available to book. Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry. Wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory.

Healthcare in Jordan

Several hospitals in Jordan have been designated to treat patients with coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health has a dedicated call centre (111) available 24/7 for residents and citizens to utilise in case of any enquiries regarding coronavirus. In an emergency you can also dial 911.

If you have tested positive but have no COVID symptoms you should isolate for 7 days.

If you have symptoms you should take a test immediately and – if positive – you should remain in self-isolation for 10 days.

If you continue to feel unwell after Day 10 you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice. See our list of medical practitioners in Amman.

The legal status of your medication may be different outside the UK. UK medical prescriptions are not valid in Jordan.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Jordan.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Jordan

We will update this page when the Government of Jordan announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Jordanian national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using several vaccines including AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm. The Government of Jordan has stated that British nationals resident in Jordan are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. You can register on the Department for Health website.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Jordan, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

For information on coronavirus in Jordan, visit Ministry of Health website.