Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amman (Jordan), Demonstration in Al-Jafr Area

The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators temporarily blocked off the Desert Highway (Highway 15) between Ma'an and Wadi Rum by burning a vehicle at Al Jafr bridge near the Dabbat Hanout area the afternoon of July 18. Small protests took place in Al-Jafr and surrounding areas starting July 17, when a Jordanian Military Court issued a guilty verdict against a Jordanian soldier who killed three American service members last year at Al-Jafr airbase.

The Embassy advises travelers to avoid these areas and consider seeking alternative routes until the situation subsides. U.S. citizens are urged to be aware of their surroundings and are reminded should you encounter police on the highway to follow their instructions.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council