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. Starting from 25 March 2020 small neighborhood groceries, bakeries, pharmacies and other essential service providers have been allowed to open again on a restricted schedule. Residents aged 16-60 years may leave their homes between 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to walk to shops to buy basic supplies, while adhering to the safety rules (social distance). Private vehicles without official permit are banned from circulation. A strict curfew is being applied from 6 p.m. until 10 a.m. every day. 

Anyone who violates the provisions of these orders and the measures issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence shall be liable. The penalties range from 100 – 3000 JOD and/or 3 months up to one year of imprisonment. Cars circulating without official permit will be confiscated for 30 days and shops operating outside the official working hours will be closed for 14 days. 

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. 

Swiss tourists and business travellers in Jordan are encouraged to register on the Travel Admin App of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and to contact the Embassy should they require assistance. Those who have left the country and returned to Switzerland or cancelled their trip to Jordan are kindly requested to de-register from the App. For more information and to download the Travel Admin App

Furthermore, the Swiss Federal Council decided on 16 March 2020 to suspend the issuing of Schengen and national visas until 15 June 2020. 

The Embassy of Switzerland remains open for emergency cases and can be reached by e-mail amman@eda.admin.ch and by phone (+962 6 593 1416) during regular working hours. The Consular Section is at your disposal for any questions regarding COVID-19. Civil status matters are not being treated until further notice. The Embassy does not receive any visits from the public and cannot execute any consular task requiring the physical presence of clients for the time being. 

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 cases of urgent medical need, please call 911 (Civil Defence) to inquire about the necessary procedures. 

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. 

For further information:

FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Recommendations by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

FAQ of the FDFA

Information on repatriation efforts in German (PDF, 430.2 kB, German)

Information on repatriation efforts in French (PDF, 355.9 kB)

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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)