Foreign travel advice

Jordan

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel

It is illegal to travel abroad from the UK for holidays. Follow current COVID-19 rules where you live: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In England, you must have a permitted reason to travel abroad and complete the declaration form.

Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new social distancing rules with little warning. Check our advice for each country you will visit or transit through.

When you return, follow the rules to enter the UK from abroad (except from Ireland).

Summary

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

  • Within 3km of Jordan’s border with Syria. See Border areas
  • the remainder of Jordan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Travel to Jordan is subject to entry restrictions

  • Travellers should consult their airline operator for further information before travelling to Jordan.
  • Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit are permitted to fly into Jordan but are subject to 14 days quarantine on arrival.

  • Travellers to Jordan will require a negative PCR test within 72hrs of departure; they will also need to pay 28JD and register for a PCR test on arrival online via Quest Lab and provide copies of health insurance covering COVID-19.

  • The land crossing between Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are currently operating with limited capacity. Al Mudawwarah, and Al Omari crossings with Saudi Arabia were partially reopened on 29 October, however the number of travellers is limited to 300 each day.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

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If you’re planning travel to Jordan during the coronavirus pandemic, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Around 95,800 British nationals visited Jordan in 2019. Most visits are trouble free.

The political situation in Jordan is stable. However, protests and demonstrations sometimes occur, and feelings are running higher because of the pandemic. The majority of demonstrations are peaceful, but you should take sensible precautions and avoid all political gatherings and demonstrations. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay informed of the security situation through the media and this travel advice.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Jordan. There have been a number of incidents since 2016, some serious. Attacks could be indiscriminate including in places visited by foreigners, particularly hotels, shopping malls and tourist sites. You should take extra care, and in the event of an incident, follow the advice of the Jordanian authorities. See Terrorism

Local laws reflect the fact that Jordan is a predominantly Islamic country. You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 911.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Consular support is limited in the border areas of Jordan where the FCDO advise against all but essential travel, as set out above.