In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France, Egypt, Lebanon, and Mali, and what preliminarily appears to have been an isolated attack at the Jordan International Police Training Center that killed five individuals, including two U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives.
ISIL has called on supporters to attack foreigners, particularly in coalition partner countries, to include Jordan. We believe there is an increased likelihood of reprisal attacks against U.S., Western, and coalition partner interests throughout the world, especially in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia.
U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. Events or destinations that draw large crowds may be particularly at risk. Report suspicious behavior or activities to local authorities immediately.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution,Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, and Country Information for Jordan.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- The U.S. Embassy in Amman is located on Al-Umawiyyeen Street, Abdoun, P.O. Box 354. The telephone number is  (6) 590-6000, and the fax number is  (6) 592-4102. The after-hours emergency telephone number is  (6) 590-6500.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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