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Travel Advice - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia



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MEDIA RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRAE

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Travel Advice - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

12 October 1998

Australian citizens in the Federal Republic o f Yugoslavia (FRY) are advised to leave immediately.

The advice to leave is given in light of the apparent lack o f progress in the talks with the FRY Government over the weekend, and the increased possibility o f a NATO decision to authorise airstrikes against targets in the FRY in coming days.

Australian citizens who choose to remain in the FRY are urged to consider their circumstances carefully and take appropriate measures for their own welfare.

The Australian Government has authorised the departure of non-essential staff from the Embassy in Belgrade. As a result the Embassy will only be able to provide limited assistance in urgent cases.

For further information contact the Australian Embassy in Belgrade - telephone (381-11) 624 655. Information may also be obtained from the Department o f Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra - telephone (02) 6261 3305.

You may also wish to check the Post Website http://www.australia.org.yu

NB: While every care has been taken in preparing this Travel Advice, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees including any member o f Australia’s consular staff abroad, can accept liability fo r injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein.

Most recent travel advice: 7 October 1998

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