State Department: Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning, October 1, 1998
Serbia-Montenegro - Travel Warning
October 1, 1998
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to
Serbia-Montenegro. United States citizens in Serbia-Montenegro are urged
to consider departing the country. Due to the failure of Belgrade
authorities to comply with United Nations Security Council demands and in
the face of atrocities committed in Kosovo, members of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) are considering the necessity for military
action. This action could be decided upon in the near future.
Both the police and Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) are active in Kosovo
and each operates numerous checkpoints throughout the region. There have
been incidents at both kinds of checkpoints in which guards have fired at
vehicles whose occupants did not obey their commands. Due to the potential
for violence, the authority of the individuals operating these checkpoints
should not be challenged.
This supersedes the Travel Warning for
Serbia-Montenegro dated July 1, 1998 to note the potential for military
action by NATO in Serbia-Montenegro.