Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (February 16, 2018)

Location: Throughout Pristina, Kosovo and possibly other major towns in Kosovo.

Event: Independence Day celebration on February 17, 2018.  Celebratory gun fire and low-quality fireworks are common in Kosovo and may increase during Independence Day celebrations. In the past, serious injuries and death have occurred as a result of both stray bullets from celebratory gun fire and fireworks mishaps.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.