State Department: Worldwide Caution - Serbia-Montenegro, April 30, 1999
Worldwide Caution - Serbia-Montenegro
April 30, 1999
Following the commencement of 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, including acts directed
against American-affiliated businesses, and the potential exists for
further violent acts directed at Americans and American interests
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 embassies and consulates have temporarily suspended or limited
services to the public at various times, and others may have to do so in
American citizens traveling or residing abroad should contact the
nearest U.S. embassy or consulate by telephone, fax or e-mail for up-to-
date information on local security conditions. In addition, U.S.
citizens planning to travel abroad should consult the Department of
State's Public Announcements, Travel Warnings, Consular Information
Sheets, and regional travel brochures.
This Public Announcement supersedes the "Worldwide Caution" Public Announcement of
March 26 to update the security situation, supplements the March 17,
1999 "Worldwide Caution" Public Announcement, and expires on June 30,