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Consular travel advice: Serbia and Montenegro



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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

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NEWS RELEASE

D37 4 August 1995

CONSULAR TRAVEL ADVICE : SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has recommended that Australian travellers should consider deferring all non-essential travel to Serbia and Montenegro. The possibility of NATO military action to enforce UN decisions in support of the safe areas in Bosnia Herzegovina reinforces this recommendation.

The Department also notes that because of United Nations sponsored sanctions and the prohibition of international financial transactions with Serbia and Montenegro, travel to, from and within the country is complicated and potentially difficult. Greater

difficulties and risks arise in rural areas - especially those adjacent to the fighting. It should also be noted that there have been reports that dual nationals in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) with connections to Bosnia and Croatia under Serb control, have been subject to forced military service.

Australians who nevertheless visit Serbia and Montenegro are strongly urged to register their presence with the Australian Embassy at 13 Cika Ljubina 11000, Belgrade, tel: (381-11) 624655. Australians who are intending to depart are requested to inform the Embassy of their plans.

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