State Department: Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning, August 6, 1999
Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning
August 6, 1999
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Serbia-
Montenegro. Although the conflict between members of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) and Serbian forces has concluded, Serbian
military and security forces remain highly mobilized. Mass protests
against the federal and Serbian governments have been taking place
throughout Serbia. While state security forces thus far have demonstrated
restraint, the potential for violence exists. Other hazards include
damaged infrastructure, unexploded ordnance scattered throughout the
country, and land mines remaining in some areas of Serbia9s southern
province of Kosovo.
The situation in Kosovo remains unsettled. Despite the deployment of
NATO troops throughout the province, no clear civil authority has been
re-established. Phone, electric and water services are sporadic in
Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and outside the city they are almost
nonexistent. Incidents of violence in Kosovo continue to be reported.
Pristina is the only approved location within Kosovo for official Americans
to stay overnight.
The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade suspended operations as of March 23, 1999.
There is no U.S. diplomatic presence in Serbia-Montenegro to provide up-
to-date security assessments or consular assistance to U.S. citizens.
This replaces the Travel Warning dated
April 3, 1999, to update the security situation in