Foreign travel advice

Jordan

Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays or leisure purposes. Check the rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Do not travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England, from 8 March you must complete a declaration form for international travel (except for travel to Ireland).

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

To enter or return to the UK from abroad (except from Ireland), you must follow all the rules for entering the UK. These include providing your journey and contact details, and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. When you arrive, you must quarantine and take additional COVID-19 tests. This will take place in a managed quarantine hotel if you enter England from a red list travel ban country, or enter Scotland.

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

  • The Jordanian government suspended all direct air passenger flights between the UK and Jordan from 21 December until further notice. This suspension is under regular review. Indirect routes remain unaffected for outbound flights from Jordan. Travellers should consult their airline operator for further information before travelling
  • Passengers who have been in the UK within the previous 14 days, including passengers who have passed through the UK in transit, are not permitted to enter Jordan during this period. You cannot transit from the UK through a third country to enter Jordan
  • Jordan’s international airport reopened to scheduled flights on 10 September. Commercial flights are operating from a limited number of countries
  • Land borders: 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.
  • Passengers travelling by land and air must provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled time of arrival in Jordan.

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 coronavirus, 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.