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 midnight until 6 a.m. every day. Shops and restaurants close at 11 p.m.
The curfew hours and conditions imposed may vary between different towns and cities. The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan encourages all its citizens to inform themselves through official channels about the measures in place in their region.
According to the recent Defence Orders issued by the government, 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. Social gatherings of all kinds, including weddings and funerals, exceeding twenty (20) persons are prohibited and individuals placed under home quarantine are obliged to fully adhere to the instructions of the relevant authorities.
Anyone who violates the provisions of these orders and the measures issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence shall be liable.
Commercial passenger flights to and from Jordan have partially resumed on 8 September 2020 from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. The Embassy urges its citizens planning to travel to Jordan to inform themselves through official websites about the rules in place, keeping in mind that conditions might change on very short notice.
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 are always allowed to return home while people with a valid Schengen Visa are not allowed to enter Switzerland for touristic or visit purposes. For other purposes and or questions please check the following homepage: www.sem.admin.ch
According to the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health, a mandatory quarantine is imposed to individuals entering Switzerland from certain countries. A negative test result does not exempt you from this requirement. In addition, if entering Switzerland by air, passengers must be able to show proof of a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before entry to Switzerland. Without a negative test result, passengers are not allowed to board the aircraft. For more information please visit: www.bag.admin.ch
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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