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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgrade (Serbia), High Risk Soccer Match on December 13

Europe > Serbia > Belgrade

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, December 13, Red Star will play Partizan at 6:00pm at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  This is a high risk event because of animosity between the teams’ fans and frequent clashes in and around the stadium. Expect a large police presence in the area and around town. Traffic problems should be expected.

 

 

Even events and 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.

 

For further information:

·         See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel   Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Serbia Country Specific Information.

·         Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 

·         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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