Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Important Announcement

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. 

Residents aged 16-60 years may leave their homes between 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. while adhering to the safety rules. The use of private vehicles is allowed within the same governorate and during these hours, but limited according to the plate number of the car (even and odd numbers to alternate daily). Only two persons are allowed in one vehicle. Intra-governorate public transport means operate at a full capacity, with a seat capacity of 50 percent since 2 May 2020. 

A strict curfew is being applied from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. every day. The government imposes a full curfew on Fridays. This also applies to holders of official permits and all citizens are obliged to stay home. In a case of a medical emergency, please call 911 (Civil Defence).  

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 (amman@eda.admin.ch) 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 Embassy (+962 79 240 7365) or the Helpline of the FDFA (+41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33). 

In accordance with the decision of the Swiss Federal Council from 16 March 2020, no Schengen or national visas are being issued until 15 June 2020.  

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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Introduction of the VIS – New Procedure of Visa Application

On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprints and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.

Along with the connection to the VIS on May 10th, 2012 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in Jordan have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa.

An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found on: Schengen Visa Information System (VIS)