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State Department: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia - Travel Warning, July 13, 1998


Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia - Travel Warning
July 13, 1998

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the dangers of travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was halted by the Dayton Peace Accords in November 1995. However, there are still risks from occasional localized political violence, landmines, unexploded ordnance, and carjacking. As many as one million landmines are still scattered throughout the country, and visitors are advised to remain on well-trafficked surfaces and roadways. There are also occasional flare-ups of violence, sometimes linked to protests over the return of displaced persons and arrests of war criminals. Visitors should avoid crowds and stay away from demonstrations. The risk of being caught in political violence remains highest in Mostar, Brcko, Foca, Drvar, Zepce, Stolac, Zenica, Pale, and Srebrenica.

U.S. citizens traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina despite the warning should register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and obtain updated information on travel and security within Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Consular Section is located at Obala Kulina Bana #1, 4th floor, telephone number (387)(71) 667-900, fax number (387)(71) 443-596.

No. 98-027

This supersedes the Travel Warning on Bosnia and Herzegovina dated June 5, 1996, to provide updated security information.

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