Demonstration Alert, June 8, 2018

Location:  Roads, bridges, and traffic circles in Belgrade, which may include Slavija Square, Gazela Bridge, Pancevo Bridge, Branko Bridge, and Pink Circle. Event:  Local media report that demonstrations are expected to take place on June 8, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm and lasting approximately one hour, to protest the cost of fuel.  Protests on major roads and bridges may cause traffic disruptions ...
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May 25 Alternate Phone Number for U.S. Citizen Emergencies

Embassy Belgrade’s phone system will be inoperable for approximately 30 minutes sometime between midnight and 4:00 am on Friday, May 25.  U.S. citizens with a life or death emergency should first try to call the embassy at the regular after hours emergency number (+381-11-706-4000).  If that line is not operational, call 065-306-3649 in Serbia or +381-65-306-3649 from outside of ...
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Security Alert, May 11, 2018

Following a recent theft at a Belgrade apartment building in which a private security guard was injured, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade reminds U.S. citizens that pick-pocketing, purse snatchings, residential burglaries, and other economically motivated crimes regularly occur here. Most crimes happen because people let their guard down. Unlocked cars, valuable items left in plain ...
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Demonstration Alert April 5, 2018

Location:  Protest march from Saborna Cathedral near Kalemegdan Fortress to Parliament and then to St. Sava Church in Belgrade. Event:  A demonstration and march are expected to take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, beginning at 10:15 a.m. The 1389 Organization plans to demonstrate in support of a law banning abortion.  Similar demonstrations in the past have drawn ...
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Security Alert April 5, 2018

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia (April 5, 2018) Location:  Partizan and Red Star Soccer Stadiums near Auto Komanda Circle in Belgrade Event:  Soccer clubs Partizan and Red Star will both play games today, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at their stadiums in Belgrade starting at 5:00 p.m.  The two stadiums are close to each other and ...
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Security Alert March 29, 2018

Location:  Serbian Parliament Building, Nikola Pasic Square, in Belgrade. Event:  Local news reports that the man who threatened to blow himself up in front of the Serbian Parliament Building surrendered to the police. Actions to Take: Continue to avoid the area for the next few hours because the police investigation is ongoing. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia ...
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Embassy closed on Friday, March 23

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, is closed on Friday, March 23, because of inclement weather.  All appointments for consular services are canceled. American Citizen Services appointment holders should visit our appointment website  to schedule a new appointment. Visa applicants with a Friday appointment will be contacted to arrange a new appointment. If you are a U.S. ...
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Security Alert: High Risk Soccer Match on March 4, 2018

Location:  Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Event:  Football Club Partizan will play Rad on March 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  This is a high risk event because of the likelihood of clashes between fans in and around the stadium.  Expect a large police presence throughout Belgrade and traffic problems near the stadium. Actions to Take: Avoid ...
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Demonstration Alert: February 17, 2018

Location:  Republic Square in Belgrade, potential for other locations in Serbia. Event:  The organization 1389 plans to protest the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence on February 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Republic Square.  In the past, similar demonstrations were attended by 80 to 100 people.  Other protests may occur in Belgrade and other cities in Serbia on ...
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Health Alert: Measles in Serbia

Location: Serbia Event: CDC has issued a Level 1 Travel Notice for Serbia because health officials in Serbia have reported an outbreak of Measles. Review the CDC notice to learn how to protect yourself. Actions to Take: Visit the CDC  Travelers Health Page . Assistance: * U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia * +381 (11) 706-4000 * +381 (11) 706-4000 (emergency after hours) *  belgradeacs@state.gov * ...
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Soccer Match on Thursday, November 2, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00pm, soccer club Partizan will play Skenderbeg (Albania) at Partizan Stadiumin Belgrade. Police expect 30,000-35,000 people at the stadium. This is a particularly high risk event because of animosity between hooligans affiliated with both teams, and frequent clashes in and around ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 17 August, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, August 17, at 9:00 pm soccer club Partizan will play Videoton (Hungary) at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around the stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 25 July, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday July 25 at 8:45 pm soccer club Partizan will play Olympiacos (Greece) at Autokomanda Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around Partizan stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events. ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 11 July, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday July 11 at 8:45 pm soccer club Partizan will play Buducnost (Montenegro) at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around Partizan stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events. Even demonstrations ...
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Large Protests in Belgrade 25 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the citizen’s initiative “Don’t Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a demonstration on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm.  Participants of the ongoing student protests in Belgrade have announced they will join the march starting on Hercegovacka Street in Savamala and continue towards the Serbian parliament.  The ...
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Potential for Violence at Soccer Matches 18 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:00pm, soccer club Partizan will play Red Star at Red Star’s Stadiumin Belgrade.  There is a potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity, crowds around the stadiums, and anticipate road closures approximately two hours before the ...
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Protest in Belgrade 15 February, 2017

The citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” will hold a protest on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Belgrade City Assembly located at Dragoslava Jovanovica Street and Nikola Pasic Square. According to organizers, the group will protest the 2016 demolition of buildings in Savamala. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Residental Burglary Attempts

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia of recent incidents of individuals impersonating police to gain entry to private homes for criminal purposes. U.S. citizens are advised to be wary of unannounced visits by the police to their homes, and contact local police to report suspicious activity. In Belgrade two white males ...
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Holiday Season Security Reminder

U.S. Embassy Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia of the risk of increased crime, including residential break-ins, during the holiday season. Terrorism also remains a concern across Europe, particularly during the holiday period, and we encourage you to review the Europe Travel Alert. Beware of holiday or charity scams.  The Belgrade City Sanitation Company warns ...
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Potential Soccer Match Related Violence 4 November, 2016

U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens in Serbia that on Sunday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m., Partizan will play Novi Pazar at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. There is a potential for violence before, during, and after the match, including potential clashes between police and fans. Expect police activity and crowds around the stadium and anticipate ...
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September 16, 2016 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In

September 16, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that, with the start of the 2016 soccer season, the potential for violence before, during, and after some soccer matches in Serbia exists. In the past, there have also been clashes between police and soccer fans both in stadiums and the surrounding areas. Police presence may ...
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Night Clubs Restricted

August 12, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that as a safety precaution due to violence targeting foreigners, the following splavs and clubs have been declared “off-limits” for U.S. citizen officers, staff, and dependent family members who are under Chief of Mission Authority in Serbia: Plastic night club Splav Slep Mr. Stefan ...
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Protest in Belgrade on Wednesday (July 12, 2016)

July 12, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” will hold a protest against the recent demolition of buildings in Savamala on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. in front of Belgrade City Hall at Dragoslava Jovanovica #2.  After the protest, participants will walk through Belgrade from ...
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Protest in Belgrade

The citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a protest Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Belgrade City Hall, Dragoslava Jovanovica Str. #2.  The protest is against the recent demolition of buildings in Savamala.  After the protest, rally participants will walk through Belgrade.  From City Hall, they will ...
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Protest in Belgrade on March 27

Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the nationalist organization Zavetnici announced it will hold a protest on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Republic Square in downtown Belgrade.  Zavetnici described the protest as directed against the Serbian government and Serbia–NATO cooperation.  U.S. citizens should note the protest’s location and proximity to the pedestrian ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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Ongoing Flooding in Southwest Serbia

March 10, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia Serbia has announced a state of emergency in fourteen municipalities in southwestern Serbia because of flooding and heavy rains.  Floods or threats of floods are most serious in the cities and municipalities of Čačak, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Arilje, Lučani, Topola, Požega, Bajina Bašta, Ivanjica, Raška, Ljig, Rača, and ...
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Planned Protest in Nis

February 3, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that an anti-NATO demonstration is expected to take place at Kralja Milana Square in Nis on Friday, March 4, at 4:00 p.m.  There is no official estimate of the number of participants. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Embassy Sms Text Messages

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade occasionally sends messages for U.S. citizens via SMS text message.  All messages for U.S. citizens are also disseminated via email and posted on the embassy website.  SMS text messages sent by the embassy come from “USEMB.”  Our SMS system requires that your mobile telephone number be shared with a third-party ...
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Violence at Border with Hungary

September 17, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia This is an update to the September 16 Message for U.S. Citizens<http://serbia.usembassy.gov/messages-and-notices-for-us-citizens/hugary_serbian_border.html> advising of Hungary-Serbia border crossing closures at Horgos-Roszke (E75 Highway) and Backi Vinogradi-Asotthalom. Violence has been reported in the vicinity of the closed border crossings and the potential for continued violence or an escalation of violence ...
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Road Closures at Hungary-Serbia Border

September 16, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia This message is to inform U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Serbia that the refugee crisis is affecting land border crossings along the Hungary-Serbia border.  The border is currently closed at the E75 highway crossing at Horgos-Roszke and at Backi Vinogradi-Asotthalom.  Hungarian police advise motorists who intend ...
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Serbian Soccer Season

August 26, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia With the start of the 2015 soccer season, we alert U.S. citizens to the potential for violence before, during, and after some soccer matches in Serbia.  In the past there have also been clashes between police and soccer fans both in stadiums and the surrounding area.  Police presence may be increased ...
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Reminder for U.S. citizens

U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Serbia should remain vigilant regarding their personal security and be alert to local security developments. Please follow these good personal security practices: Avoid crowds or large gatherings when traveling in public; Know where you are going and have a plan of what to do in the event you encounter ...
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Democratic Party Protest And Partizan-Red Star Match This Weekend

The  Democratic Party (DS) will organize a protest rally tomorrow, Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in Trg Republike (Republic Square).  The protest is directed against the government.  DS has begun advertising the event, but there is no official estimate of expected participants.  Embassy personnel have been advised to exercise caution if in the vicinity ...
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