State Department: Serbia - Montenegro - Public Announcement, March 3, 1998
Serbia - Montenegro - Public Announcement
March 3, 1998
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
The Department of State cautions U.S. citizens against travel to
Serbia's southern province of Kosovo because of the potential for
rapid changes in the security situation there. Ongoing ethnic
tensions between Serbs and ethnic Albanians have in recent months
worsened, with a series of armed attacks, particularly in the
Drenica region north and west of Pristina. These attacks culminated
in local conflicts between police authorities and ethnic Albanians
over the February 28-March 1 weekend. Outlying rural areas may be
more volatile than the major towns, especially after dark, but large
demonstrations in the towns also present the possibility of clashes
between police and demonstrators.
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 on
This Public Announcement expires May 31, 1998.