State Department: Albania - Travel Warning, June 10, 1997
Albania - Travel Warning
June 10, 1997
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Department of State recommends that American citizens continue
to avoid unnecessary travel to Albania. While the government of
Albania has some control over the situation in Tirana, there
continues to be sporadic shooting especially at night, there have
been several bombings, tensions are heightened in the run-up to the
elections scheduled for June 29, and the potential for renewed
disorder remains. The security situation in other areas is much
Office of the Spokesman
All American citizens visiting or remaining in Albania are strongly
urged to register at the U.S. Embassy located at Rruga E. Elbasanit
The government of Albania has declared a state of emergency and
continues to impose a curfew from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. The
U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that American citizens in Albania
abide by the government-imposed curfew, avoid crowds, and exercise
caution at all times. Depending on the security conditions
prevailing in a particular locality, American citizens should remain
in their homes and avoid travel.
For updated information, Americans should contact the Consular
Section at telephone (355-42) 32875, Fax (355-42) 32222.
This supersedes the Travel Warning issued March 3, 1997.