2022 Covid Blog: Jordan

COVID Travel Requirements: Jordan

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of tests needed before departure: Not needed
  • Other pre-departure tasks: HXP purchases insurance on behalf of the builders. We will provide proof of insurance with a letter that states your builder will be insured.  Builders will fill out a health form with Trip Leaders before departure. 
  • Testing in Country: No testing is required upon arrival. 

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive COVID test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

The U.S. recently announced that Covid tests are no longer required to return to the U.S. at the end of your trip. All money that has already been paid for these tests will be refunded to you from HXP.

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Currently, the booster is not required, but this is subject to change. We strongly encourage you to stay up to date with the current news within Jordan. Updated Covid requirements can be found here.

Jordan has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V vaccines. 

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Masks and social distancing are required indoors. No masks are required outdoors. 

Jordan currently has restrictions on travel from certain countries. Please check if you live outside of the United States or will be traveling in other countries prior to your trip. The restrictions can be found here.

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine for five days at your own expense, regardless of whether you are symptomatic or asymptomatic. We recommend obtaining health insurance that covers this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival to Jordan are subject to the Government of Jordan’s home quarantine requirements. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot to figure out, but there really are a lot of good testing options available this year. If you take the time now to make a plan for your COVID-19 tests, everything will run smoothly, and we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love, 

Your HXP Team