Health Alert – Government of Jordan Curfew to Start March 21 at 7:00am

Location:  Jordan

Event:  The Jordanian Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jordan.

On March 20, 2020, the Government of Jordan announced a nationwide curfew beginning Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 a.m. The curfew prohibits the movement of people and closes all shops.  On Tuesday morning, March 24, the Government of Jordan will announce times for citizens to shop for essential items.  People who are found in violation of the curfew order will be immediately imprisoned for up to a year.  The Jordanian Civil Defense will sound air raid sirens March 21 at 7:00 a.m. to signal the beginning of the curfew.

U.S. citizens in Jordan seeking emergency assistance should email the U.S. Embassy at  Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and check the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 website for updates.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.

Actions to Take:

Monitor local media for updates and adhere to Government of Jordan restrictions and instructions.