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Security Alert: Belgrade (Serbia), Increased Police Presence During Soccer Match on August 27

Location: Belgrade, Serbia


Event: Football club Red Star will play Young Boys (Switzerland) on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 9:00 PM at Red Star stadium.  Police expect at least 50,000 people at the stadium.  There may be animosity between these clubs.  Expect increased police activity throughout the city and a large police presence around the stadium.  Expect traffic delays in the vicinity of the stadium.


Actions to Take

·         Avoid the areas near the stadium.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Avoid crowds.

·         Keep a low profile.

·         Be aware of your surroundings.



·        U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia

o   +381 (11) 706-4000 (24 hours)

o   belgradeacs@state.gov  

·        State Department -- Consular Affairs

o   888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444  

·        Serbia Country Information  

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