AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Jordan on Thursday said it was easing coronavirus-related restrictions on foreign visitors, taking a key step towards reviving its critical tourism industry.
Jordan’s Tourism Board said that as of March 1, visitors would no longer be required to take a PCR test before entering the country or take another PCR test upon arrival at airports and other entry points.
Visitors will still have to sign a pledge to get tested if they feel coronavirus symptoms and agree to self-isolate if they contract COVID-19.
“We hope the relaxing of previous restrictions will help once again the recovery of tourism to the kingdom and ease access for travelers planning their trips to Jordan,” said Abed Al-Razzaq Arabiyat, the tourism board’s managing director.
Jordan’s struggling economy relies heavily on international tourism and has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Countries around the world have been lifting coronavirus restrictions as a wave of the highly contagious omicron variant recedes.