State Department: Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning, March 23, 1999
Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning
March 23, 1999
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Serbia-
Montenegro and strongly urges U.S. citizens in Serbia-Montenegro to depart
the country without delay due to the increased potential for military
intervention by members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
On March 23, the Department of State suspended operations at the U.S.
Embassy in Belgrade and ordered all remaining Embassy personnel to leave
the country immediately. U.S. Government interests in Serbia-Montenegro
will be represented by the government of Sweden, which, as a protecting
power, can provide only limited emergency services to U.S. citizens.
Given recent history in the region, the possibility exists that U.S.
citizens could be singled out in sporadic acts of violence, even though the
government of Serbia-Montenegro has offered assurances no retaliatory
actions would be taken against U.S. citizens.
This supersedes the March 20 Travel Warning for Serbia-Montenegro to
note the State Department's suspension of operations at the U.S. Embassy in