On Saturday, 25 July, Jordan announced that it would resume air travel on 5 August to and from countries seen as low-risk after they managed to contain Corona virus. In a statement released by Haitham Misto, of the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, he said:
“Jordanian airports are ready to welcome international flights from some countries chosen by the Health Ministry according to their epidemiological situation.”
Although he did not disclose the list of countries, the Roya news website said it included Canada, China, Georgia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand and some other countries, but no Arab nations. Jordan’s primary goal is to bring Jordanian citizens back home.
Also, a 14-day quarantine would not be mandatory for those arriving from so-called green countries. Still, travellers would undergo a test for COVID-19 three days before their arrival in the Middle Eastern country.
Jordan grounded international flights on 17 March amid the novel Corona virus pandemic.