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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Syrian Border

In light of the changing security situation in the region, the U.S. Embassy clarifies current guidance to U.S. Citizens of potentially dangerous areas along Jordan’s border with Syria and Iraq. All U.S. government personnel on official travel must receive prior permission to visit any area within 10 kilometers from the Jordan-Syria border. For context, the ...
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Additional Security Recommendations for Jerusalem and Old City

This is in addition to the Security Messages issued on October 13 & 15, 2015, the recommended restrictions of which remain in effect except as noted below. The U.S. Consulate has prohibited U.S. government employees and their dependents from using the Jerusalem Light Rail north of the City Hall stop along Jaffa Road. U.S. government ...
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U.S. and Jordan Inaugurate the Start of Operations at As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in Zarqa

Zarqa- The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde and Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abdallah Ensour inaugurated the start of operations at the expanded As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant today in Zarqa.  The plant will provide Jordan with 133 million cubic meters of treated water per year – representing more than 10 percent ...
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Potential for Violence and Unrest in and Around Jerusalem Old City

The message below originates from U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem but is being sent to U.S. Embassy Amman registrants. Due to heightened security conditions and the potential for violence in the Old City, U.S. government employees are restricted from entering the Old City from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13 without prior approval ...
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