Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Important Announcement

Coronavirus - Vaccination

Important notice for the Swiss community in Jordan

We kindly ask you to take note of the following information on the website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA):

Website OSA

Coronavirus - Travel

Entry into Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informs about current developments in Switzerland and potential entry restrictions.

FOPH Helpline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.).

Please note that all air passengers must complete a form for incoming travelers and present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours in order to enter Switzerland.

The issuance of Schengen visas remains suspended until further notice. Entry to Switzerland for touristic or visit purposes is not permitted for residents of most countries including Jordan, regardless of your nationality and even if you have valid Schengen visa. Certain exceptions apply (see list). For travel for other purposes, please consult the homepage of the State Secretariat for Migration prior to your departure. Kindly be aware that you need a “laissez-passer” from the Embassy in addition to regular/other travel documents (see above). National visas (employment, family reunion as well as education and training purposes) can be processed on a case by case basis.

Swiss citizens or persons with permanent residence in Switzerland are always allowed to return home (no laissez-passer required).

According to the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health, a mandatory quarantine is imposed to individuals entering Switzerland from certain countries, including Jordan (starting 22.03.21). A negative test result does not exempt you from this requirement. For more information please visit: www.bag.admin.ch.

Travel to Jordan

Please check the following homepage for the entry requirements: www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/index.html

Swiss travelers abroad are encouraged to register on the "Travel Admin App". More information can be found on the following website of the FDFA.

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 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day. Shops and restaurants close at 6 p.m. 

According to the Defence Orders issued by the Jordanian government, every person must adhere to social distance and commit to wearing face masks and gloves before entering public places. Social gatherings of all kinds 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 shall be liable. 

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 Helpline of the FDFA (+41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33).

For further information:

As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy

The Defence Attaché

Welcome message

A greeting from the Ambassador

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Switzerland and Jordan

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

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)