Where can you get a covid PCR test in Jordan?
The government (ministry of health) updates a list of approved locations for covid testing – https://corona.moh.gov.jo/ar/page/1057/Laboratories. The site is only available in Arabic, however the list is provided at the bottom of this page in English. All locations can be found on google maps.
Covid testing process
Various different facilities have opened, predominantly in Amman. Home visits are possible as well as testing within the lab test sites. Although many sites have become available the drive through sites are advised as they limit contact between patients.
Drive through facilities have been created for efficient mass testing without interaction between patients. Process takes around 15 minutes in total with registration and sample. Appointments are not possible at these locations and waiting time is minimal.
Cost of Covid testing in Jordan
The government has set a price range for PCR test in Jordan to between JOD25 and JOD30. The health ministry monitors test sites and all prices should fall within this range. Most commonly each test is JOD28.
How long to get PCR results
Results are provided same day, usually within a few hours of the test taking place. Each laboratory has its own procedure but most provide results sent by PDF. Results are communicated through either SMS, whatsapp or email. Check with your chosen lab the available options for receiving results.
Where can I get a PCR test?
The majority of labs are located in Amman, and although some do call outs to nearby locations, there are no labs in the surrounding provinces. Aqaba also has a number of labs available and is the primary location for testing in the south of the country. Wadi Musa is the single location outside of these major centres that has a lab that may be useful for tourists and is in the list below.
Covid test locations in Jordan
Currently test sites are primarily located in Amman. Arrivals at Queen Alia Airport in Amman are being tested by #3 Quest Lab. Arrivals at King Hussein Airport in Aqaba are being tested by #4 Bio Lab. Some of the larger laboratories have multiple locations.
Testing outside of Amman has not developed with most people required to travel to larger centers. Aqaba has testing facilities and for people looking for test locations near to Amman it is advisable to contact the larger laboratory networks for a call out as they perform home tests. Links have been provided to the 3 most prominent networks which have several locations in Amman and Aqaba. There is also a link to the business details of the only laboratory outside of these cities located near the Petra archeological site.
List of approved laboratories for coronavirus testing
1- Precision medical laboratories
3- Quest Lab – facilitate testing on arrival at Queen Alia airport in Amman
4- Biolab Medical Laboratory – facilitate testing on arrival at King Hussein airport in Aqaba
5- Sultan Laboratories
6- Bio-Life Lab
7- Molecular laboratories, Dalab
8- Megalap laboratory
9- Jossanti Laboratory
10- Alpha Lab
11- Unilab laboratories
12- Judges’ specialized laboratories
13- Diamond sparkle for medical laboratories
14- Medical Geno Palace Laboratory (Gino Lab)
15- Jordan Biocells Laboratory (Biocell)
16- Jerusalem Jewel Laboratory (Arc Lab)
17- Zaid Medical Laboratories (Nony Lab)
18- Pulse of Life Medical Laboratory
19- Smart laboratories for medical analysis
20- Medical Attention Laboratory
21- Medical Proficiency Standard Laboratory (Team Lab)
22- Bistar medical laboratory
23- Oman Specialized Laboratories
24- Diamond Glow Medical Laboratories
25- Jaffa Medical Laboratories
26- Trust laboratories for medical analysis
27- NEO LAB
28- Al-Hakam Laboratories for medical analysis
29- Labcom Medical Laboratory (LABCOM)
30- International laboratories for medical technology
31- Hijjawi Labs
32- Platinum Medical Laboratory
33- Shams Laboratory for medical analysis
List of approved hospitals for coronavirus testing
1- Ibn Al-Haytham Hospital Laboratory
2- Islamic Hospital Laboratory
3- Al Isra Hospital Laboratory
4- Specialized Hospital Laboratory
5- Al-Istiqlal Hospital Laboratory
6- Jordan Hospital Laboratory
7- Laboratory of Al-Khaldi Center Hospital
8- The Royal Hospital Laboratory
9- Arab Medical Center Lab
10- Al-Amal Hospital Clinics Laboratory for Obstetrics and Gynecology
11- Istishari Hospital Laboratory
12- Gardens Hospital Laboratory
13- Laboratory of Mount of Olives Hospital
14- Abdali Hospital Medical Laboratory
15- Al Rashid Hospital Laboratory
16- Irbid Specialist Hospital’s laboratory
17- Laboratory of Marka Specialized Islamic Hospital