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Visa requirement re-imposed on Yemenis

By Khetam Malkawi - Dec 07,2015 - Last updated at Dec 07,2015

AMMAN — Jordan will again regulate the entry of Yemenis to the country and implement the concerned laws regarding their residency.

A letter issued by the Yemeni embassy in Jordan, a copy of which was made available to The Jordan Times, said Jordanian authorities informed the embassy of the decision on Monday.

Entry of Yemenis to Jordan will be “restricted” as they are required to obtain a visa before entry and pay the required fees for that, as indicated in the letter.

It added, however, that Yemeni diplomats will be exempted from this condition and they will not need an entry visa as of December 15, 2015.

Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani told The Jordan Times that estimates confirmed the decision but stopped short of elaborating. He noted that there are some 50,000 Yemenis in the Kingdom.

In June this year, Jordanian authorities decided to facilitate the entry of Yemenis and it was decided to issue them visas upon arrival in the Kingdom without the need for prior approval. 

However, with the new decision, they will need an approval prior to their arrival at border crossings.


Private hospitals have been offering treatment to Yemeni war patients this year, with the bill reaching some JD15 million in October.

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