Jordan says to reopen airports for int'l flights on Aug. 5

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-27 03:48:10|Editor: huaxia

AMMAN, July 26 (Xinhua) -- A Jordanian official said on Sunday that international flights will resume operations at Jordan's airports starting Aug. 5, state-run Petra news agency reported.

"There are no restrictions on who can travel from Jordan or come to the country, and for passengers arriving in the country, they will undergo necessary tests and procedures," said Haitham Misto, chief commissioner of Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission.

Starting Aug. 5, flights will be allowed between Jordan and 22 countries, with updates provided every two weeks, he added.

Passengers coming to Jordan will be tested upon arrival, and passengers flying from Jordan will take the coronavirus test before departure, according to Misto.

On Sunday, Jordanian Health Minister Saad Jaber reported 14 new coronavirus cases in the kingdom, increasing the overall number to 1,168.

The new cases were Jordanian passengers arriving from Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine, the minister said at a press conference.

"Jordan's health system was not under pressure as the situation is under control," Jaber noted.

"However, we are ready to deal with any cases, especially in the light of the second and more aggressive wave of coronavirus, which is affecting neighboring countries and forced them to resort to curfews and lockdown again," the minister said. Enditem