In order to contain the global COVID-19 outbreak, the government of Jordan has decided to impose a nationwide curfew on 21 March 2020 until further notice. The curfew hours are from 12 a.m. (midnight) until 6 a.m. every day.
Residents aged 16-60 years may leave their homes between 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. while adhering to the safety rules. The use of private vehicles during these hours is allowed with no restrictions. Public transportation operates normally and can carry passengers at a capacity of maximum 50%.
According to Defence Order No. 11 issued on 3 May 2020, every person must adhere to the established social distances and commit to wearing face masks and gloves before entering public places, including ministries, government departments, official and public institutions or places where services are provided directly to people, including companies, institutions, enterprises, shopping malls, shops, medical clinics and health centers.
Anyone who violates the provisions of these orders and the measures issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence shall be liable.
Flights to and from Jordan have been suspended since 17 March 2020. All land, sea and air borders are closed for passenger traffic for an indefinite period of time.
Following the easing of measures by the government of Jordan, the Embassy has resumed providing certain consular services. Clients can contact the Embassy by email (email@example.com) or by phone (+962 6 593 1416) during regular working hours. The Embassy will not receive clients without prior appointment. Wearing a mask during the meeting is mandatory. In case of a consular emergency outside working hours, please contact the Helpline of the FDFA (+41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33).
The issuance of Schengen visas remains suspended until further notice. National visas (employment, family reunion as well as education and training purposes) can be processed on a case by case basis, in accordance with the directive 323.7-5040/3 of 8 June 2020 of the State Secretariat for Migration.
Swiss citizens or persons with permanent residence in Switzerland wishing to return home are invited to contact the Embassy.
The Embassy urges its citizens to observe the hygiene recommendations of the WHO, practice social distancing and follow the instructions of the Jordanian government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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