WASHINGTON -- The State Department renewed a travel warning for the
Serbia and Kosovo regions of Serbia-Montenegro.
"The situation in Montenegro is generally more stable than in
Serbia, particularly in the coastal regions and the capital,
Podgorica," the department said.
However, travelers should be aware that the U.S. has no
diplomatic presence in the country and should avoid travel in the
north near the Serbian border, it said.
The department reissued consular information sheets on two
countries, as follows:Costa Rica. The "safety and security" section was updated to
state that political demonstrations or strikes are typically
nonviolent but can result in roadblocks and gasoline
Currents on both Caribbean and Pacific coasts are "swift and
dangerous ... and there are no lifeguards," the department
Hikers were advised to check with national park rangers to see
if trails have been closed due to low numbers of visitors or
reported robberies.Brunei. Travelers were reminded that tourist facilities are
"good," the airport arrival and/or departure tax is Brunei dollars
12, or about $7, and many narcotics offenses incur a mandatory