Media Reports on Death of Jordanian pilot

Media organizations are reporting the death of the Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  U.S. citizens should expect an increased police and security presence in cities in Jordan, particularly Amman and Karak.  Spontaneous demonstrations are likely to occur in those cities.  The U.S. Embassy is monitoring these reports and reaction, and will advise further as conditions warrant.  As the situation develops, the U.S. Embassy advises that U.S. citizens in Jordan defer non-essential travel this evening, February 3, 2015, so as to avoid potential demonstrations.

U.S. citizens should avoid areas where demonstrations are ongoing. Due to the nature of demonstrations, a peaceful gathering may suddenly turn confrontational or escalate into violence.

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to maintain valid travel documents and enroll with the Department of State through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is located on Al-Umawiyyeen Street, Abdoun, P.O. Box 354. The telephone number is [962] (6) 590-6000, and the fax number is [962] (6) 592-4102. The after-hours emergency telephone number is [962] (6) 590-6500.

U.S. citizens traveling abroad regularly should monitor the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide CautionTravel WarningsTravel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. U.S. citizens should also review “A Traveler’s Checklist,” which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.

Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).