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 of the rally.

Additionally, there will be a high-profile soccer match this weekend.  Partizan will play Red Star on Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Red Star stadium in the Dedinje neighborhood of Belgrade.

We remind all U.S. citizens that demonstrations and events intended to be peaceful can become unpredictable and violent.  You should exercise caution if you are within the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, demonstrations, or sporting events.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Serbia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact.  U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Serbia.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).   Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is located at Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is 381-11-706-4000.