Routine Alert – U. S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location: Central Tirana and Ring Road

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6th, throughout the day

Event: Due to arrangements to support the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana on Tuesday, December 6, road closures and traffic detours are expected throughout the day in central Tirana and on the Ring Road.

Official plans are available from Albanian State Police here: http://asp.gov.al/?p=32055

The Embassy is aware there may also be a protest in central Tirana.  Protests have the potential to spread to surrounding streets causing traffic congestion, detours, and additional road closures.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings. While many large events proceed peacefully, some situations can change quickly and unpredictably. Monitor local media and follow instructions of local law enforcement authorities for the latest information.

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