As a way to reduce the economic impact in the tourism sector, the Jordan government has announced a news series of measures to help the businesses in Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. 


The new policies were approved during a cabinet meeting and include “full exemption from licensing fees and fines for 2021 for businesses which entirely shut down, a 25 percent discount for commercial establishments on all fees and fines on professional licenses and the extension of renewal period for licenses, fees and billboards”.


In the press release the government highlighted the need for the private and public sectors to work together on advancing the economy, placing emphasis on sectors that are reopening such as the tourism industry. There was also a strong call to work on the relaunch of tourist promotion efforts for the country’s “Golden Triangle” of Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba, as well as for the “Urdun Jannah” program that encourages domestic tourism.