Violence at Border with Hungary

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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 is high.  U.S. citizens should avoid the closed border crossings and monitor local news for travel updates.  U.S. citizens should also be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transport as needed.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

This is an update to the September 16 Message for U.S. Citizens advising of Hungary-Serbia border crossing closures at Horgos-Roszke (A1/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 is high.

U.S. citizens should avoid the closed border crossings and monitor local news for travel updates.  U.S. citizens should also be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transport as needed.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, located at Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica 92, at +381 (11) 706-4000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also +381 (11) 706-4000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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