Who faces isolation and quarantine?
Since reopening the requirements for each category of country has been adjusted in line with global shifts in the pandemic. For any passenger who test positive they will face specific hospitalisation and quarantine procedures. Below is the isolation requirements for visitors who test negative.
Applicable to arrivals who test positive at the airport in Amman:
- quarantine at hotel facility arranged by the government, with follow up testing before release. The costs of the quarantine must be paid by the visitor.
Quarantine Free Travel for visitors from green countries
Unfortunately in the current environment the quarantine free travel is not applicable to any visitors. Previously provided visitors meet all of the requirements of entry and return a negative test on arrival. They were able to travel unrestricted throughout the country, this process may return once transmissions become less.
Additional requirements for yellow and red countries
All visitors from green countries are required to undergo 7 days of home isolation from the date of their arrival. The process is designed to allow visitors to undergo their isolation in circumstances which are suitable for them and at a cost that is within their means. As such:
- Visitors arrange their own accommodation for the period of self isolation
- Visitors arrange their own transport from their arrival point to the registered address of isolation
- It is the responsibility of the visitor to ensure they remain in their registered location for the duration of the isolation period and significant fines and punishments apply to anyone found not to be compliant
- Random checks may be performed to ensure compliance with requirements
Currently yellow countries face the same isolation requirements as green countries.
Red countries face the same self isolation process as green and yellow countries however they are currently required to fulfil a 14 day period of isolation.
***It is only relevant where a visitor has spent the previous 14 days and not the residency or nationality of the person. As such it is acceptable for visitors to travel for 14 days in a green country and then continue traveling in Jordan immediately without quarantine regardless or your nationality or residency***
Positive Covid-19 test and contact passengers
If your airport Covid-19 test is positive you will be transferred to a hospital for treatment at your own expense. As travel insurance is required for entry it is best to make sure to purchase travel insurance that will cover this.
If you are seated within 2 rows of any passenger who tests positive, you have the option to either leave the country or undergo institutional quarantine for 7 days. You will be retested at the end of your quarantine period.
Quarantine procedure and cost
Any visitor who tests positive will be required to undergo institutional quarantine. All visitors required to quarantine can choose from approved hotels that are being used specifically for this purpose. Selected hotels rated 4 star or 5 star are being used. Costs vary depending on the hotel selected with prices starting from JOD85 per day including accommodation and full board.
4 star hotel costs JOD85 per day including full board.
5 star hotel costs JOD102 per day including full board.
Quarantine has an additional cost of JOD26 for transport.