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Sweden Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

May 29, 2001

The city of Gothenburg in western Sweden will host two major international summit meetings June 14 -16. Local authorities estimate that at least ten thousand demonstrators may be present before and during the summit meeting period. As at past international meetings, there is a potential that some of the demonstrators may become disorderly or violent. Local officials are working to minimize the potential for disruption. Access to certain areas of the city, including some well-known tourist sites, will be closed to the general public. Travelers to Gothenburg may also experience delays due to restricted traffic movement through certain areas.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution, avoid any crowds or demonstrations and monitor local media to keep informed. The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm is located at Dag Hammerskjoldsvag 31, telephone (46)(8) 783-5300, Fax: (46)(8) 660-5879 and after-hours telephone (46)(8) 783-5310.

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