State Department: Albania - Travel Warning, August 14, 1997
Albania - Travel Warning
August 14, 1997
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
The Department of State recommends that American citizens continue
to avoid unnecessary travel to Albania. While the government of
Albania has canceled the state of emergency and the curfew and has
reasserted limited control over Tirana, the capital, the situation
remains a cause for concern, due to the continuation of bombings and
sporadic gunfire, mainly during the evening hours, as well as an
increase in criminal activity.
The security situation outside Tirana remains even less stable than
in the capital, and American citizens should avoid travel outside
the capital unless absolutely necessary. The U.S. Embassy strongly
recommends that American citizens avoid crowds and exercise caution
at all times.
All American citizens in Albania are strongly urged to register at
the U.S. Embassy located at Rruga E Elbasanit 103, Tirana.
For updated information, Americans should contact the Consular
Section at tel: (355) (42) 32875, fax: (355) (42) 32222.
This supersedes the Travel Warning issued June 10, 1997.