State Department: Worldwide Caution - Serbia-Montenegro, March 26, 1999
Worldwide Caution - Serbia-Montenegro - Public Announcement
March 26, 1999
Following the commencement of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
military operations on March 24 against Serbia-Montenegro, there is the
possibility for acts of retaliation against Americans and American
interests worldwide. Demonstrations against these operations have taken
place and are continuing at a number of U.S. embassies and institutions
worldwide. These protests have sometimes turned violent. While the U.S.
Government has no information regarding specific threats at this time, the
potential exists for further violent acts directed at Americans and
American interests worldwide.
Although these demonstrations and acts of violence have not targeted
tourist facilities or private Americans traveling or residing abroad, the
Department of State urges U.S. citizens abroad to review their security
practices, remain alert to the changing situation, and avoid areas where
demonstrations are in progress. The U.S. has increased security at United
States Government facilities worldwide. A number of our posts have
temporarily suspended or limited services to the public at various times,
and others may have to do so in the future.
American citizens traveling or residing abroad should contact the
nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate by telephone or fax for up-to-date
information on local security conditions. In addition, U.S. citizens
planning to travel abroad should consult the Department of State9s Public
Announcements, Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, and regional
This Public Announcement supersedes the March 24 "Worldwide Caution -
Serbia-Montenegro" Public Announcement, supplements the March 17 "Worldwide
Caution" Public Announcement, and expires April 30, 1999.