State Department: Albania - Travel Warning, March 3, 1997
Albania - Travel Warning
March 3, 1997
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Department of State recommends that American citizens defer travel to
Albania at this time due to increasing violence after the collapse of
pyramid investment schemes and resulting political instability. American
citizens currently in Albania should consider carefully their personal
security situation and, if appropriate, depart Albania.
Office of the Spokesman
The Government of Albania has declared a state of emergency and imposed a
curfew from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. The Government has also mandated
that the workday for most businesses end at 3:00 p.m.
The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that American citizens who
remain in Albania follow the Government-imposed curfew, continue to
avoid crowds and exercise caution at all times. Depending on the
conditions prevailing in a particular locality, American citizens
should remain in their homes and avoid travel.
For updated information, Americans may contact the Consular Section
of the U.S. Embassy, located at Rruga E Elbasanit 103, Tirana;
telephone 355-42-32875; fax 355-42-32222.
For further information on travel to Albania, consult the Department of
State's latest Consular Information Sheet
This Travel Warning supercedes the Public Announcement issued February 20,