Planned Protest in Nis

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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 escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including the Travel Warning for Serbia if appropriate), 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 Karadordevica 92 and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.  Phone:  +381 (11) 706-4000.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +381 (11) 706-4000.