State Department: Croatia - Public Announcement, October 7, 1998
Croatia - Public Announcement
October 7, 1998
The American Embassy in Zagreb issued the following announcement to the
American Community in Croatia on October 7, 1998:
"The Republic of Croatia borders both Serbia-Montenegro and
The Department of State currently warns U.S. citizens about travel to
both Serbia-Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and urges U.S. citizens to
consider departing both Serbia-Montenegro and the Republika Srpska entity
of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Due to the failure of Belgrade authorities to
comply with United Nations Security Council demands and the ongoing
violence perpetrated by security forces against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo,
members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have taken steps
that could lead to military intervention. This action could be decided
upon in the near future.
There currently exists no specific threat against U.S. citizens or
U.S. interests in the Republic of Croatia. However, the reactions of the
Belgrade authorities and individuals in Serbia-Montenegro or in the
Republika Srpska to potential NATO military actions are not
certain. Therefore, Embassy Zagreb personnel are exercising caution in
pursuing official travel to regions of Croatia which border directly on
Serbia - in particular, to Eastern Slavonia - or on the northern border of
the Republika Srpska. U.S. citizens in Croatia are urged to keep abreast
of developments and to practice prudent personal security."
For further information, consult the Department of States Travel
Warnings for Serbia-Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Consular Information Sheet for Croatia.
This Public Announcement expires December 6, 1998.