Jordan has been recognised for its amazing attractions and experiences in the latest Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List, released today, with four of the country’s sights making the list in total. The spectacular sandstone ancient city of Petra has been named as the number one bucket list experience in the world, with Jordan’s otherworldly rose-sand Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea and its natural healing powers, and the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve also making the list.
Amy Sproston, a seasoned American ultramarathoner and resident of Amman, Jordan, succeeded in setting a new supported Fastest Known Time of 8 Days, 9 hours and 28 minutes by running the 650+ KM long Jordan Trail, breaking the 9 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes record held by British Ultra Runners Dan Lawson and Robbie Britton, while also setting the women’s supported fastest known time. Upon reaching the finish line, Amy said “the furthest of my ambitions as an ultramarathoner, is to market the picturesque aesthetic, terrain and landscape of Jordan through running.”
The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has announced that international flights into Jordanian airports will resume on the 8th of September 2020. Countries and regions have been categorized depending on strict health measures into green, yellow and red areas with each category having its own specific requirements for travel and entry into Jordan. These measures and the procedure of approval for flying into the country can be found on www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo For any inquiries regarding entering Jordan please visit the website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jordan - Sunday, July 5th The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced today that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has awarded Jordan the “Safe Travels Stamp” thanks to Jordan’s health safety protocols that were deemed to be in line with the Council’s standards, which makes Jordan a safe destination for Travel & Tourism.The Ministry stated in a statement published today that WTTC approved the Ministry’s health safety measures, which were also documented and distributed to all tourism sectors and facilities. The Ministry also ensured the proper application of these measures, in addition to training the sectors’ employees on how to abide by them through inspection visits by the Ministry’s monitoring and inspection teams along with other concerned entities. The statement also stated that Gloria Guevara, CEO of WTTC, informed Her Excellency the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh of the Council’s decision to award Jordan the “Safe Travels Stamp” through a conference call that took place on Wednesday 1st July between the Minister and the President & CEO of WTTC, congratulating both her and Jordan for this achievement.
Jordan Tourism Board and our industry partners will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in other countries closely and assess potential impacts in our region. We are committed to providing updates as new information becomes available. While the world today is clouded in uncertainty, we believe in the allure of travel. Whether you have an upcoming trip, you've postponed your plans, or you’re thinking about a future journey, it's still okay to dream.
Jordan will be ready when you are.
Based on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, made on Saturday the 14th of March 2020, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will be temporarily closing all tourism sites, attractions and museums. This decision was made as a preventative measure to make sure that all sites are sterilized and cleaned in an effort to protect Jordanians and visiting tourists from the transmission of Covid-19 (coronavirus). Tourism sites will reopen in one week.