Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 9, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Several events are scheduled to occur between June 10 – 17, 2020. These events include, but are not limited to, the 21st anniversary of the liberation of Kosovo and the 15th anniversary of Vetëvendosje (VV). VV is organizing a political protest (“gathering”) on June 12, in Skanderbeg …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 3, 2020)

Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Protests are scheduled today, June 3, 2020, in front of the Kosovo Assembly at Skanderbeg Square beginning at 10:30 am, related to the scheduled Assembly vote on whether to endorse a LDK-led government. Additional protests may occur in the coming days. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas with active protests. Actions …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (June 02, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: 1) Status of land and air borders. 2) General flight information. 3) Passports and other Embassy services. UPDATE 1. On June 1st, Kosovo opened its land borders to non-citizens. Travelers are required to have a negative Covid-19 test within the last four days, or agree to seven days of self-quarantine, upon entry. The airport remains …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 27, 2020)

Location: Adem Jashari, Skanderbeg, and Ibrahim Rugova Squares, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on May 28, 2020 beginning at 1600, and continuing throughout the day. Vetëvendosje (VV) supporters intend to protest against the ongoing political situation, with an expected 3,500 participants. Additional protests by these and other actors may occur in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 18, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: 1) Revised curfew and quarantine guidance. 2) Flight for May 22nd SOLD OUT. 3) Passports and other Embassy services. UPDATE 1. Effective May 18th the curfew exception is expanded to two 120-minute time-periods per day. It is still based on the second-to-last number of your national ID card or passport. For more curfew exception hours, see …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 14, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: May 15th flight SOLD OUT. Flight for May 22nd scheduled. UPDATE. The Air Prishtina flight to Zurich on May 15th is SOLD OUT. If you are booked on this flight and have not done so yet, please contact us at  PristinaACS@state.gov  so that we can assist you with transit. You must have a paper or electronic …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 7, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: Flight scheduled for May 15th. UPDATE. A flight from Pristina to Zurich is scheduled for next Thursday, May 15th. Contact Airprishtina (038-222-099) for additional information, or visit their website  www.airprishtina.com . All American citizens and permanent residents (LPRs) must have tickets booked to their final destination in the U.S. or they will not be permitted to board …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 4, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event:  Revised curfew and quarantine guidance and flight info/recommendations. Flights: UPDATE. The May 5th Air Pristina flight to Zurich is SOLD OUT. If you booked this flight please get in touch with us ( PristinaACS@state.gov ) so we can assist with transit. Make sure you have a paper or electronic copy of your entire itinerary available at check-in, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 29, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event:  Flight scheduled for this Tuesday, May 5th. UPDATE. A flight from Pristina to Zurich is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, May 5th. Contact Airprishtina (038-222-099) for additional information, or visit their website  www.airprishtina.com . All American citizens and permanent residents (LPRs) must have tickets booked to their final destination in the U.S. or they will not be permitted …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 26, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: All passengers on the 27 April (PRN-VIE) and 29 April (SKP-ZRH) flights need to follow the instructions below. It appears that both of the flights above are SOLD OUT. We will continue to update these messages as new flight information becomes available. Instructions: 27 April (PRN-VIE) passengers: Please send us ( PristinaACS@state.gov ) full name, DOB, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 24, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event:  UPDATE: Additional flight available for American citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs). UPDATE: There is an Air Prishtina ( www.airprishtina.com ) flight departing from Skopje International Airport on Wednesday, April 29, at 1255 and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 3:05 p.m. The Skopje to Zurich flight is available for public booking through the website or by …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo ( UPDATE April 23, 2020)

Country: Kosovo Event: Details and corrections to today’s message. UPDATE. This is the best information we have at the moment, but please ensure you verify with the airline or travel agent. The flight departing Pristina International Airport, Monday, 27 April at 1550 ( airprishtina.com ) to Vienna (VIE) may be a viable option for American citizens, but it carries the risk of extended …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 23, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: Updated flight information from Pristina International Airport (see specific instructions for American citizens and Legal Permanent Residents below). UPDATE. This is the best information we have at the moment. If/when booking tickets, ensure you verify with the airline or travel agent. There is a flight departing Pristina International Airport, Monday, 27 April at 1550 ( airprishtina.com

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 20, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: There are currently no scheduled flights departing Pristina. UPDATE. A sold out flight departs for Zurich today, as we previously advertised. Although there are other flights this week, neither of them are open to American citizens or residents because of transit or foreign government restrictions. We will provide updates via STEP if/when we receive additional …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 16, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event:  Flight scheduled for this Monday, April 20th.   UPDATE. A surprise flight from Pristina to Zurich is scheduled for this coming Monday, April 20th, at 1250. Contact Airprishtina (038-222-099) for additional information, or visit their website  www.airprishtina.com . All American citizens and permanent residents (LPRs) must have tickets booked to their final destination in the U.S. or they will not be permitted to board the aircraft. Contact Alta Via …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 15, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: Tightening restrictions on freedom of movement in Kosovo. UPDATE: As of Wednesday, April 15th, the government of Kosovo introduced additional movement restrictions. All residents in Kosovo will have a daily limit of  90 minutes to leave their premises to accomplish essential tasks. Although some of the details are still being clarified, the safest interpretation of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 11, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: The last scheduled flight departed Kosovo. UPDATE. The last scheduled flight in April departed Pristina this morning. We do not have any information regarding flights in May, or beyond. If/when new flights are added, we will send an update via this medium ( STEP ).  UPDATE. As noted in earlier notifications, at this point you should have plans to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 10, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: Update to last scheduled flight departing Kosovo. UPDATE. Please watch this video by the Chief Consul. Tomorrow is your last opportunity to return to the U.S. if you are interested:  https://twitter.com/USEmbPristina/status/1248548974514049026 UPDATE.  The last scheduled flight from Pristina, departs tomorrow (11 Apr) to Zurich at 1150. Contact Airprishtina (038-222-099) for any additional assistance, or visit their website  www.airprishtina.com . Zurich …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 8, 2020)

Location: Kosovo. Event: Update to last scheduled flights departing Kosovo. UPDATE.  The date for the flight originally scheduled to depart to Zurich on 10 April, has moved to 11 April (1150). Please contact airprishtina (038-222-099) for any additional assistance. Zurich often has direct connections and is a good option for those looking to return to the U.S. This may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 6, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: Update to last scheduled flights departing Kosovo. UPDATE. A flight departs tonight, 06 April, from Pristina International Airport for London Stansted. Tickets can be purchased through their website:  https://www.airprishtina.com/en/ . There are no direct connections to the U.S. from Stansted, so travelers will need to connect to Heathrow (LHR) via public transportation. All passengers must have tickets …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 4, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: Update to limited scheduled flights departing Kosovo. UPDATE. The last scheduled flight departs Pristina International Airport for London Stansted, Monday, 06 April, at 1700. The cost is estimated at €449 one way and operated by Air Prishtina. Tickets can be purchased through their website:  https://www.airprishtina.com/en/ . There are no direct connections to the U.S. from Stansted, so …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 3, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: Update to limited scheduled flights departing Kosovo. UPDATE. Limited international commercial flight options currently exist in Kosovo. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Kosovo at this …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 2, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: Update to flight options departing Kosovo. UPDATE. On 01 April, a flight departed Pristina International Airport with American citizens and Legal Permanent Residents returning to the U.S. UPDATE. This Sunday, 05 April, a sold out flight is scheduled to depart to Zurich with a direct connection to Newark, NJ. This is the last flight with viable connections to the U.S. on the current schedule. All U.S. Citizens and Legal …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (Update March 31, 2020)

UPDATE. The Air Prishtina flight departing Pristina International Airport on 05 April to Zurich still has seats available. You can book flights directly via www.airprishtina.com, by calling 038 222 099, or contacting Alta Via travel, or another travel agent, to check availability ( info@altaviatravel.com ). There is a direct connection from Zurich to Newark (EWR) on 05 Apr, departing …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 31, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: Update to flight options departing Kosovo. If you plan to depart Kosovo please read each paragraph below marked UPDATE. UPDATE. The Air Prishtina flight departing Pristina International Airport on 01 April to Zurich is sold out, and the 05 Apr to Zurich may also be sold out. Contact Alta Via travel, or another travel agent, to check availability ( info@altaviatravel.com

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 30, 2020)

Event: Update to flight options departing Kosovo. If you plan to depart Kosovo please read each paragraph below marked UPDATE, to include new flight information. UPDATE. This morning we spoke to each of you who expressed interest in leaving Kosovo in order to clarify your plans. The guidance below is a summary of information we gathered from numerous …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 28, 2020)

Location: Kosovo Event: **UPDATE. There is a charter flight scheduled to depart Pristina International Airport on 01 April to Zurich. If you do not plan to remain in Kosovo for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, we urge you to try and book tickets on this flight. We do not know if/when there will be flights in the future. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 27, 2020)

Event: UPDATE. U.S. Citizens in Kosovo who wish to be notified if commercial flights or evacuation options to the U.S. become available must complete this online  form . Completing this form will enable us to compile accurate information on potential travelers, and the data will be held in strict confidentiality. If you previously contacted us, we already have …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 26, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 452,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: Please view this brief video message by the Consular Chief regarding the current situation:  https://xk.usembassy.gov/ On March 16, the United States Embassy in Pristina reduced staffing and operations and cancelled routine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 25, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 452,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: Please view this brief video message by the Consular Chief regarding the current situation:  https://xk.usembassy.gov/ On March 16, the United States Embassy in Pristina reduced staffing and operations and cancelled …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 24, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 350,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: Please view this brief video message by the Consular Chief regarding the current situation:  https://xk.usembassy.gov/ On March 16, the United States Embassy in Pristina reduced staffing and operations and cancelled routine …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 20, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 245,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: On March 16, the United States Embassy in Pristina reduced staffing and operations and cancelled routine American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments. Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens will continue to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 18, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 200,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 17, 2020)

Location: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 150,000 reported cases worldwide. Event: On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at …

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Security Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions (January 8, 2020)

Location: Kosovo, countrywide Event: There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections (December 16, 2019)

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering and Taking the U.S. Foreign Service Exam in Pristina, Kosovo (December 6, 2019)

We are pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Pristina is an official testing site for the 2020 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)! Registering for the FSOT is the first step in becoming a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) with the U.S. Department of State.  The mission of an FSO – as a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service – …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (December 2, 2019)

Location: Kosovo, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in Kosovo remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe. Violent extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets. Actions …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter Summer Edition  (15 August,  2019)

We are pleased to present the summer edition of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: o Swim Safety o Embassy Move o Peja Brewery – Unseen Kosovo o Jalapenos Grow In Kosovo—American Business Highlight o Need Fingerprints? Here’s Where to Go! o Passport Application Change o Road Sign of the Quarter You …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (July 25, 2019)

Location: Kosovo, countrywide Event: During the summer season security measures in Kosovo remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, large public gatherings, shopping malls, transportation hubs, clubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions to Take: Exercise …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 25, 2019)

Location: Luan Haradinaj St., Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 26, 2019 beginning at 1000. Vetevendosje political party will hold a protest demanding the dismissal of Kosovo’s chief prosecutor. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Luan Haradinaj St in Pristina, Kosovo) Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations Keep …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (February 7, 2019)

Location: Main police headquarters, Luan Haradinaj St, Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 7, 2019 beginning at 1200. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights intends to protest against the “legitimized violence within the Kosovo Police against women and girls”. Vetevendosje has announced their planned participation in the protest. Actions to Take: …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (December 7, 2018)

Location: Kosovo, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in Kosovo remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners Actions …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (September 26, 2018)

Location: National Library and Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on September 29, 2018 beginning at 1400.  Vetevendosje political party will hold a protest opposing the Kosovo President calls in favor of Kosovo-Serbia border correction.    Actions to Take: Avoid the area (National Library and Zahir Pajaziti Square …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (September 26, 2018)

Location: Justice Palace in Ajvali, Kosovo. Event: Group of former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members will hold a protest today, September 26, 2018 beginning at 13:00, to assert their stand on the protection of the values of war and the dignity of the KLA fighters. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Justice Palace in Ajvali, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (September 5, 2018)

Location: Zahir Pajaziti Square, Luan Haradinaj St. and Mother Teresa Boulevard in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on September 5, 2018 beginning at 1800.  Civil society will hold a protest against the political involvement in the judicial system, particularly demanding the resignation of the Chief Prosecutor and calling for vetting of the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (August 29, 2018)

Location: Zahir Pajaziti Square, Luan Haradinaj St. and Mother Teresa Boulevard in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 29, 2018 beginning at 1800.  Civil society will hold a protest against the political involvement in the judicial system, particularly demanding the resignation of the Chief Prosecutor.  Today’s protest is a follow-up to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (August 22, 2018)

Location: Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 22, 2018 beginning at 1800.  Civil society will hold a protest against the political involvement in the judicial system, particularly demanding the resignation of the Chief Prosecutor. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo) Monitor …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Pristina-Skopje Road Advisory (May 8, 2018)

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports published in local media, the main road between Kacanik and Hani i Elezit will be closed today, May 8, 2018 at 10:00 due to potential landslides and cracks in the asphalt.  Starting today and until further notice, travelers using this route may experience periodic interruptions. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 2, 2018)

Location: Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on May 3, 2018, beginning at 1100.  The Association of Kosovo Journalists will hold a demonstration on Freedom of Speech Day to call for improved cooperation between journalists and security/judicial institutions. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina, Kosovo) …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 27, 2018)

Location: Kosovo, countrywide Event: The Department of State wishes to alert U.S. Citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks in Kosovo, particularly during holiday seasons. U.S. Citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events around the Catholic and Orthodox Easter celebrations.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, bars, houses of worship, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (March 7, 2018)

Location: Skenderbeu Square, adjacent to the Assembly building in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on March 7, 2018 beginning at 12:00.   Several student organizations intend to protest in support of ratifying the Border Demarcation Agreement in the Assembly. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (Skenderbeu Square in Pristina) Monitor local media …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (February 23, 2018)

Location: Skenderbeu Square, near the government/parliament building in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstration will begin at 1000, and will take place in Skenderbeu Square in Pristina and near the government/parliament building. Traffic disruptions are possible. An exact number of protest participants is unknown. Please use caution if in the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (February 8, 2018)

Location: Zahir Pajaziti Square to continue to the Skenderbeu Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 8, 2018 beginning at 12:00.   The Union of the Energetic Corporation intends to protest by demanding an increase in their salaries. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (National Theater at Skenderbeu Square in …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (January 31, 2018)

Location: National Theater at Skenderbeu Square in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on January 31, 2018 beginning at 12:00. Citizens intend to protest the high levels of air pollution in the capital Pristina. Actions to Take: Avoid the area (National Theater at Skenderbeu Square in Pristina). Monitor local media for updates. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 20, 2017

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in front of KEDS (Dardania area) in Pristina on December 20, beginning at 12:00. The protesters are expected to move to the Kosovo Ministry of Economic Development/Energy and, later, to the Kosovo Government Building. Several civil society organizations will be demonstrating with …

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Worldwide Caution, December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 28, 2017

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in front of the National Theater at Skenderbeu Square in Pristina, beginning at 1400 on November 28.  Several organizations associated with the KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army) will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the imprisonment of several Kosovo citizens …

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Europe Travel Alert, November 16, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 5, 2017

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take along Mother Teresa Blvd, between the National Library and Kosovo Government Building today, November 5, 2017 starting at 15:00. Use caution if in the area. We anticipate the size of the protest to be approximately several thousand people. Even demonstrations intended to …

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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 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Merdare border crossing November 1, 2017

  U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to local media, Kosovo Police is advising the public to avoid the Merdare border crossing between Kosovo and Serbia due to construction work on the border facilities.  Starting today and continuing until November 15, 2017, travelers using this border crossing may experience periodic interruptions in service resulting in longer-than-normal …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 10, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 10, 2016 starting at 19:00.  The protest is projected to move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 8, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 8, 2016 starting at 19:00.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 5, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 5, 2016 starting at 18:00.  A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the …

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Ambassador Delawie’s Remarks at the USAID Property Rights Program

Thank you for the kind introduction, Merita.  I’ve had a warm welcome on my first visit to Viti/Vitina.  Greetings Deputy Prime Minister Kuçi, Mayor Haliti and other distinguished guests including Supreme Court Chief Justice Hasani and Kosovo Judicial Council Chairperson Idrizi. Like all parents, I want the best for my children — and that includes …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration June 28, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that Vidovdan gatherings are expected to take place at the Gazimestan monument beginning at 13:00 (today) on June 28, 2016, the Liturgy at the Monastery Gracanica  at 13:00, and in North Mitrovica  at the square “Sumadija” at 16:00.  The various groups of citizens will be commemorating the Battle …

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