State Department: Serbia and Montenegro - Consular Information Sheet, October 7, 1992
Serbia and Montenegro - Consular Information Sheet
Embassy Location: The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is located at Kneza
Milosa 50, tel. (38)(11) 645-655.
October 7, 1992
Country Description: Serbia and Montenegro are former republics of
Yugoslavia which, although moderately developed, currently suffers
shortages of critical material such as gasoline, due to United
Nations economic sanctions against Serbia and Montenegro. There are
long delays at the border when entering the country by car. Because
of U.S. economic sanctions, U.S. operations of JAT, the Yugoslav
national airline, have been suspended. There are no international
flights into or out of Belgrade.
Entry Requirements: Entry permission is granted at entry points
with no prior visa required. The "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia",
("F.R.Y.") which claims to be the sole successor of the Socialist
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, is not recognized by the United
States. The "F.R.Y." maintains an office at 2410 California Street
N.W., Washington DC 20008, tel: (202) 462-6566, which travelers can
contact for updated entry requirements.
Areas of Instability: Sporadic warfare, which can become quite
intense, continues along the border areas with Croatia and
Medical Facilities: Medical facilities are limited. Most
medicines are unobtainable. U.S. medical insurance is not always
valid outside the United States. Travelers have found that in some
cases, supplemental medical insurance with specific overseas
coverage has proved to be useful. Further information on health
matters can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control's
international travelers hotline on (404) 332-4559.
Crime Information: Crime has increased in recent months,
particularly near train and bus stations and on trains. The
Department of State's pamphlet "A Safe Trip Abroad" is available
from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402. It provides useful information on
guarding valuables and protecting personal security while traveling
Commercial Regulations: U.S. economic sanctions on Yugoslavia
prohibit imports, exports and all other commercial transactions that
are not humanitarian in nature. For further information, travelers
can contact the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury
Other Information: In compliance with a U.N. resolution mandating
the reduction of Embassy staffs, the Department of State has reduced
the size of its mission in Belgrade and has authorized the voluntary
departure from Belgrade of non-essential personnel and dependents of
U.S. government employees. Assistance to U.S. citizens may
therefore be limited.
Drug Penalties: Penalties for possession, use and trafficking in
illegal drugs are strict, and convicted offenders can expect jail
sentences and fines.
Registration: U.S. citizens who visit or remain in Serbia and
Montenegro can obtain updated information on travel and security
when they register at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.