Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possibility of Demonstrations, Temporary Suspension of Routine Public Services

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates. Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions from local authorities. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman has temporarily suspended routine public services. U.S. government personnel and their family members in Jordan are limiting public movements, including an instruction for children not to attend school on December 7, 2017. All Embassy travel outside Amman, both official and personal, has been prohibited until further notice. Americans in Jordan are encouraged to maintain a low profile and to remain alert to developments.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman remains open and ready to assist in the event of an emergency threatening the life or safety of a U.S. citizen. In the event of an emergency, contact our duty officer at +962-6-590-6000.

For further detailed information regarding Jordan and travel:

• See the State Department’s travel website <http://travel.state.gov/> for the Worldwide Caution<https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/worldwide-caution.html>, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts<https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html.html>, and Country Information for Jordan<https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Jordan.html>.
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program<https://step.state.gov/> (STEP<https://step.state.gov/step/>) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
• The U.S. Embassy in Amman<https://jo.usembassy.gov/> is located on Al-Umawiyyeen Street, Abdoun. 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.
• Call 1-888-407-4747<tel:(888)%20407-4747> toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444<tel:(202)%20501-4444> 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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