Ministry: 8 tourist entities shut down, 49 others warned for failing to adhere to health protocols

[09-01-2022 05:57 PM]

Ammon News - During last December, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said its monitoring teams and other concerned authorities shut down 8 tourist establishments and issued warnings and violations against 49 other facilities, including restaurants and hotels, for their failure to adhere to anti-Covid-19 preventive health and safety measures.

In a press statement on Sunday, the ministry said the joint inspection committees carried out 1,058 field tours on tourist facilities in all the Kingdom's governorates and notified 82 establishments to rectify their conditions, pointing out 858 restaurants and hotels exhibited preventive measures for public health and safety.

The monitoring teams intensified their inspection tours on all tourist facilities countrywide, to ensure compliance with the anti-Covid public health and safety measures and monitor the extent of compliance to defense orders, according to the statement.

Legal action was taken against violators who did not abide by the procedures set by the ministry, and its guidelines circulated to hospitality sector, in addition to the preventive protocols issued by Ministry of Labor, the statement added.

In its statement, the ministry called on tourist establishments and customers to abide by defense orders, primarily observing physical individual-related distancing, wearing masks and verifying "green" vaccination status on the "Sanad" application.

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