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Jordan to resume flights to Damascus

Israel closes crossings with Jordan, Egypt to curb covid spread
A picture shows the Syrian flag swaying in the wind at the Damascus International airport in the Syrian capital on October 1, 2020 [LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images]

The Jordanian government has agreed to resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus as of 3 October after a 10-year hiatus as a result of the Syrian civil war.

Jordan's Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya also announced the reopening of the Jordanian-Syrian border from tomorrow morning to allow for the movement of freight and travellers.

The Ministry of Interior said, in a press statement today, that this decision comes to allow the activation of trade and tourism between the two countries, taking into account the required security and health measures.

Travellers coming from Syria will be required to present a negative PCR test from accredited Syrian laboratories taken no more than 72 hours before their flight, Petra news agency reported, in addition to conducting the examination again upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport. They will then be asked to isolate until the result of the test is released, Al-Faraya explained.

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