State Department: Bosnia - Herzegovina - Travel Warning, March 5, 1999
Bosnia - Herzegovina - Travel Warning
March 5, 1999
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the potential for
increased danger of travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. A decision on the
Brcko arbitration appears imminent. Given the controversial and emotional
nature of the Brcko issue, and the continuing political instability in the
Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the potential exists for
threats to the safety of U.S. citizens and interests. Americans are
advised to avoid unnecessary travel to Brcko, the Republika Srpska entity
of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and areas of the Federation near Brcko.
Americans who must travel to or remain in these areas during this sensitive
period should avoid crowds and demonstrations, keep a low profile, stay
alert for changes in the security situation, and be prepared to leave on
very short notice.
U.S. citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina are urged to contact the
consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo to register and to obtain
updated information on travel and security within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The consular section is located at Ali Pasina 43, telephone number
(387)(71) 445-700, fax number (387)(71) 659-969. For further information
on travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please consult the Department of
State9s latest Consular Information Sheet on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This Travel Warning supersedes the February 19, 1999 Travel Warning on Bosnia and
Herzegovina to note an imminent decision on the Brcko arbitration and
to provide updated security information.