Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 3, 2017

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place at Zahir Pajaziti Square, beginning at 1400 on November 3 (today).  Protestors may gather at Zahir Pajaziti square and move in the direction to the Embassy of Macedonia.  Traffic disruptions are expected in the downtown area and may affect other areas of the city.  We anticipate the size of the protest to be approximately between 150 and 200 people.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become 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.

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kosovo Country Specific Information.
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  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo located at 30 Nazim Hikmet St. Arberia/Dragodan, 10000 Pristina, at +(381) 38-5959-3001 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal or Kosovo holidays). After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(381) 38-5959-3001.
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