Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Public Services, Lifting Travel Restrictions on U.S. Government Personnel and Families

The U.S. Embassy in Amman intends to resume public services on Monday, December 11 and is lifting most temporary travel restrictions on U.S. government personnel and their family members. U.S. citizens should remain aware of the possibility of 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.

All temporary restrictions on the movement of U.S. government personnel and their family members (including school attendance) in Amman have been lifted. Official and personal travel outside Amman by U.S. Embassy personnel remains prohibited based on the Embassy’s resources to support such travel.

For further detailed information regarding Jordan and travel:

• 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. 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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