Jordan bars entry to foreigners traveling from Italy, China, Iran, and South Korea from Feb. 25. Further travel restrictions likely.

Severity: Warning Alert

This alert began 28 Feb 2020 21:00 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 Mar 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Travel restrictions
  • Location(s): Nationwide (map)
  • Start Time/Date: Feb. 25
  • Impact: Entry restrictions; health screenings; likely increased immigration wait times

Summary
Jordanian authorities announced Feb. 25 that, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), foreigners traveling from Italy will be barred from entering Jordan until further notice. Authorities previously barred foreigners traveling from China, Iran, and South Korea. Jordanian citizens who are returning from these countries will be permitted to enter but will be placed under a mandatory quarantine for two weeks. Additionally, Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) have suspended flights between Amman and Rome, Italy, until further notice.

As of Feb. 28, no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Jordan. The World Health Organization has declared the ongoing outbreak of the virus to be a global health emergency. COVID-19 originated in China's city of Wuhan in Hubei Province.

Advice
Individuals affected by the restrictions should postpone planned travel to Jordan. Follow all official immigration and health screening instructions. Allow additional time for immigration and health screenings. Consider delaying traveling if experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as they may prompt increased scrutiny and delays.

Exercise basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

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