Despite airport closure, land crossings to Jordan remain open

Israel’s border crossings to Jordan have remained open despite the closure of Ben Gurion Airport to most flights, Kan News reports.

Government officials tell the broadcaster the current coronavirus legislation only refers to the airport, and say they will work to close off land crossings as well to help curb COVID-19 infections.

The open border with Jordan means Israelis abroad who wish to fly in can land in to Jordan and then travel to Israel, bypassing the closure that began overnight and which is scheduled to last till the end of January at least.

View of the Jordan River Crossing, an international border crossing between Irbid, Jordan and Beit She’an, Israel, August 05, 2013. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
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