State Department: Serbia - Montenegro - Public Announcement, July 10, 1997
Serbia - Montenegro - Public Announcement
July 10, 1997
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Recent arrests in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia of
persons indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former
Yugoslavia on charges of war crimes may raise the level of tension in the
region. While these arrests have taken place outside of Serbia-Montenegro,
the actions could result in heightened sensitivies among the local
population, particularly on Serbia's borders with Bosnia-Herzegovina and
Croatia. The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade urges American citizens resident in
or travelling through Serbia-Montenegro to take appropriate precautions.
In addition, the Department of State's Travel Warning dated June 5, 1996,
warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
American citizens already in Serbia-Montenegro may contact the U.
S. Embassy for current security information. The Embassy is located at
Kneza Milosa 50, Belgrade; telephone (381)(11) 645-655.
For further general information on travel to Serbia-Montenegro, consult
the latest Department of State Consular Information Sheet.
This Public Announcement expires on August 31, 1997.