Jordan Resumes Regular Commercial Flights

AMMAN - Jordan resumed regular international flights on Tuesday after suspending it for nearly six months due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.

They added that Queen Alia International Airport will initially handle six flights per day before increasing its number, in order to ensure that airport authorities are able to implement strict social distancing rules and other health measures.

The government has repeatedly postponed the reopening of Jordan's main airport, a regional hub that normally handles around nine million passengers a year, due to concerns that travelers could cause an increase in infections.

However, the authorities opened the airport for return flights that were arranged for citizens of the Gulf and Europe, as well as for foreigners residing in Jordan wishing to leave.

Officials said that passengers entering Jordan will have to present a negative test result for the Coronavirus within 72 hours of travel, along with a mandatory test upon arrival.

The rules will include at least one week of self-isolation and a maximum of two weeks of quarantine for foreign travelers, depending on the severity of the epidemic in the countries they come from.

Although Jordan has witnessed a sharp increase in injuries in the past few weeks, the Kingdom is still one of the least affected countries in the Middle East, with 2,581 injuries and 17 deaths.

The airport's closure since mid-March has exacerbated the economic damage the pandemic has inflicted on the aid-dependent Jordanian economy.

Tourism is a major source of hard currency and was experiencing an unprecedented boom before Corona

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