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Security Alert: Belgrade (Serbia), High-Risk Soccer Game on October 20

Europe > Serbia > Belgrade

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Event: Football club Red Star will play club Rad on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM, at Red Star stadium. 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.

 

Actions to Take:

 

·                Avoid the area.

·                Avoid crowds.

·                Avoid demonstrations.

·                Keep a low profile.

·                Notify friends and family of your safety.

·                Be aware of your surroundings.

·                Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners. 

 

Assistance:

 

·                U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia

o      +381 (11) 706-4000

o      +381 (11) 706-4000 (emergency after hours)

o      belgradeacs@state.gov

 

·                State Department -- Consular Affairs

o      888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

·                Serbia Country Information

 

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