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Jordan drops testing requirements for all travelers

Feb. 23, 2022
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Jordan drops testing requirements for all travelers
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Jordan is the latest Middle Eastern nation to resume international tourism with eased COVID-19 restrictions starting March 1, the country's tourism board announced last week.

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In addition to the reopening news, the Jordan Tourism Board confirmed via Twitter on Feb. 17 that travelers to Jordan will no longer need to submit any COVID-19 tests to travel, specifically a pre-arrival or upon arrival PCR test.

"Persons recently recovered from COVID-19 who are seeking to travel to Jordan before March 1, 2022, should contact the Jordanian Ministry of Health to confirm whether a waiver of the PCR testing requirement may be available," according to the U.S. Embassy in Jordan.

The Arab country currently allows vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists alike and both groups are subject to the same entry protocols. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if 21 days have elapsed since the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Also starting March 1, travelers who test positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for five days, even if asymptomatic, but individuals in close contact with them would not be subject to quarantine.

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Although the guidance listed on the tourism board's website has yet to be updated with the new protocols effective in March, the organization's digital director confirmed the new testing rule applies for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, while all other current regulations will stay in place prior to March 1.

Additionally, all travelers must complete an online declaration form and present the generated QR code, which is mandatory for boarding. All visitors must also show proof of health/travel insurance.

Travel rules, including the newly announced testing rules, do not apply to travelers under the age of 5.

Related: Jordan Aviation could launch US flights with a former Emirates plane

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