Jordan reopening borders tourists

Want to Visit Petra in 2020? Jordan Finally Reopens its Borders to Tourists

After a six-month closure, Jordan is finally reopening its borders to tourists. The airport reopened on Tuesday 8th September to international visitors. So, if you still have the Lost City of Petra on your bucket list for 2020, you can now visit.

All arrivals will have to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to departure and undergo another PCR test at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

Jordan is Reopening its Borders to Tourists

Countries and regions have been categorised depending on strict health measures into green, yellow and red areas with each category having its own specific requirements for travel and entry into Jordan. For example, visitors from Green countries (which includes Germany and Thailand) will not have to quarantine. Visitors from Yellow and Red zones must quarantine. The full list of countries is online.

All arrivals must also fill out a travel declaration form, have valid medical insurance for the duration of their stay that covers COVID-19 treatment, and install the Aman application for contact tracing. Not easy, but that’s the norm with any sort of international travel these days.

Tourist attractions, including Petra, are open to visitors and hygiene and safety measures are in place.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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