Jordan to resume some int'l flights in August
AMMAN, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Jordan announced on Tuesday that it will reopen the Queen Alia International Airport for some international flights in the first half of August.
Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh told a press conference that the airport, closed since mid-March to curb the coronavirus spread, would reopen gradually following strict measures and procedures.
Flights will be allowed between Jordan and certain countries and regions where the pandemic is under control, including China, Austria, Italy, Norway, Cyprus, Latvia, Switzerland, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Passengers arriving in Jordan will be tested upon arrival, and those flying from Jordan will have to undergo the coronavirus test before they travel, said the minister.
"We will take all procedures to ensure the safety of all," said the minister, adding that the opening of the airport will be regularly assessed.
Also Tuesday, Jordan's Health Minister Saad Jaber said 46 that new COVID-19 cases were recorded, including 44 Jordanians coming from Syria and two already in quarantine at hotels in Amman.
China has supported Jordan's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus. Enditem