Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Amman

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Amman (January 8, 2020)

Location: Jordan

Event: Precautionary Security Measures at U.S. Embassy Amman
There have been confirmed missile attacks against U.S. military installations in Iraq, and regional tension remains high. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is advising U.S. government personnel to avoid non-essential movements outside the home on January 8, including keeping children home from school. The Embassy remains open.

Actions to Take:
• Keep a low profile.
• Be aware of your surroundings.
• Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
• Review your personal security plans.
• Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

• U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan
• Phone number: +962 6 590-6000, +962 6 590-6500 (after hours)
• Email address:
• Embassy/Consulate website:
• State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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