COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Kosovo. Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. For information on the number of COVID-19 cases within Kosovo visit:  https://kosova.health/en/ If you have COVID-19 related questions, believe you are symptomatic, or need information regarding testing, please call toll free 038 …

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

Country: Kosovo Event: 1) Status of Pristina airport. 2) Regional air travel. 3) Regional land travel. 4) Travel this summer to Kosovo. We are aware of the limitations on travel at the moment, which affects Embassy personnel as well. Please read carefully below before attempting to travel. The U.S. Embassy cannot issue a “travel letter” or other documentation …

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

Country: Kosovo Event: 1) Status of land borders, the airport, and general flight information. 2) Regional and international travel. 3) Passports and other Embassy services. UPDATE 1. Several land borders are open and there is no quarantine requirement for entering Kosovo. Additional borders are scheduled to open on July 22nd. Please  click here  for more information (Albanian only). The airport remains …

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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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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (November 5, 2019)

Location: Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo. Event: According to local contacts, a protest/demonstration is planned at Skanderbeg Square, at 1200, on November 5. “People for Justice” are protesting the death of activist Astrit Dehari. According to social media, over 3,000 people have confirmed participation. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and …

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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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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 24, 2019)

Location: Kosovo Judicial Council, Pristina, Kosovo Event: Earlier today, the Kosovo Police received a phone call, claiming that a bomb had been placed on the premises of the Kosovo Judicial Council. The Kosovo Police have now completed their search of the Kosovo Judicial Council, as well as the Kosovo Special Prosecutor’s Office. Kosovo Police have …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (May 24, 2019)

Location: Kosovo, Pristina – Luan Haradinaj Street Event:  Kosovo Police received a call from someone claiming that a bomb has been set up in the premises of the Kosovo Judicial Council.  Kosovo Police units are currently on the scene. Luan Haradinaj Street is blocked.  Stay away from the vicinity of the Kosovo Judicial Council. Actions to …

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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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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo (April 10, 2018)

Location: Skenderbeu Square, adjacent to the Assembly building in Pristina, Kosovo. Event: Group of former KLA soldiers will hold a protest today, April 10, 2018 beginning at 11:00 am, to promote awareness about those injured during the war, support the vetting the veteran lists, and to protest against the current disability commission.  Actions to Take: …

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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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United States Embassy Pristina Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Caution During Religious Holidays

 Heightened Caution During Religious Holidays April 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Pristina urges U.S. citizens to exercise particular caution during upcoming religious holidays and at large festivals or events.  Terrorists in the region have previously sought to attack soft targets, to include churches and other places of worship, pedestrian malls, sports arenas, concert halls, and public gatherings. …

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Worldwide Caution March 6, 2017

Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere 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 March 4, 2017

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in Pristina on March 4, 2017. Multiple political groups will be congregating near Skenderbeu Square, along Mother Teresa Blvd beginning at 13:00.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and escalate …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message February 7, 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 21, 2017

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to local media, demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina on January 21, 2017. Multiple groups will be congregating near Zahir Pajaziti Square, along Mother Teresa Blvd between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00.  Demonstrations may last longer than the expected schedule. The anticipated sizes of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 6, 2017

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Blvd in Pristina on January 6, beginning at 13:00. The protest is expected to begin at the Newborn Monument and move toward the Kosovo Government building, ultimately ending near the French Embassy in Arberia/Dragodan.  A political party and …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert

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, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 14, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place near Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina on November 14, 2016, beginning at 12:00. A political party, along with members of civil society will be recognizing the death of a party member in prison.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. …

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

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Blvd in Pristina on November 8, 2016, beginning at 11:00. The protest is expected to begin at the National Library and move toward and ultimately end near the National Theater.  A political party will be recognizing the death of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 (September 14, 2016)

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration September 1, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on September 1, 2016 starting at 11:00. A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Police presence in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 25, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina at Zahir Pajaziti Square on August 25, 2016, beginning at 17:00. The protest may move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 16, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in Pristina on August 16, 2016 starting at 17:00.  The protest is projected to move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against …

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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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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  (PDF 320KB) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration June 16, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Deçan/Dečane at Mentor Tolaj Square on June 16, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  The protest is focused on the Kosovo Constitutional Court’s decision on land ownership of Visoki Dečani Monastery. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations …

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Europe Travel Alert

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration May 26, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Decani at Mentor Tolaj Square on May 26, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Kosovo Constitutional Court’s decision on land ownership of Visoki Dečani Monastery.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following information for U.S. citizens living abroad. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.   See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and Kosovo Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration May 14, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on May 14, 2016 starting at 14:00.  A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration April 18, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on Monday April 18, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  A veteran’s organization in Kosovo will be demonstrating related to veteran’s benefits.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 26, 2016

UPDATE: This demonstration has been cancelled. Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 26, 2016 March 25, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina starting on Saturday, March 26, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 18, 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 March 18, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at “Hasan Prishtina” square in Vushtrri at 3:00 p.m. on Friday March 18, 2016.  Opposition parties will be demonstrating against the establishment of a new municipality.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 26-27, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that ‎protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Friday February 26, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Opposition parties previously called for related demonstrations on February 27, 2016 at the same location. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 24-25, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina at the LDK ( Lidhja Demokratike e Kosoves) office located at UCK Street (Qafa Complex) office from 5:00 pm. on February 24, 2016 and again from 10:00 a.m. on February 25, 2016.  Political parties in Kosovo …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 23, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina starting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in front of the Assembly of Kosovo along Mother Teresa Square.  Opposition political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 19, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, a protest is expected to take place inside or in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, on February 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 17, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Opposition political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  This date …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 29, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in North Mitrovica from 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 29, 2016.  The protest is expected to start at Sumadija square and head towards the Mitrovica Basic Court.  Various groups will be demonstrating against the recent sentencing of Oliver Ivanovic.  …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Demonstration January 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Saturday, January 9, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Saturday, January 9, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Year’s safety

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance your personal security during the holidays.  New Year’s Eve and the New Year are marked in Kosovo with fireworks and often with celebratory gun fire.  Be aware of your surroundings at cafés, restaurants, or public gatherings.  …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo informs U.S. citizens of an increase in reports of late evening/early morning robberies.  During the holiday season U.S. citizens should be vigilant when walking on the streets.  Avoid walking alone, especially at night.  If you have to walk, avoid isolated or poorly-lit areas, tunnels, or passages. It is important to …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 19th 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Prizren on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 16th and 17th 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Peja/Pec on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 and in Malisheve/Malisevo on Thursday December 17th, 2015. Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 14, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in in downtown Pristina, today December 14, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo are demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   Protestors are roaming the general downtown area. U.S. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 14th, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Peja/Pec on Monday, December 14th, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 12th, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Gjilan/Gnjilane on Saturday, December 12th, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 5, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in the center of Gjakova/Djakovica on Saturday, December 5, 2015 starting at 1300-1400.  A political party will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protests is unknown.   U.S. citizens should avoid areas of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 30, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 30, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE – Demonstration November 28th

Media is reporting protests are expected to take place at central Zahir Pajaziti Square (Mother Theresa Boulevard) in downtown Pristina, Saturday November 28, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements and the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from Mother …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 28th

Media is reporting protests are expected to take place at central Zahir Pajaziti Square (Mother Theresa Boulevard) in downtown Pristina, Saturday November 28, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements and the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.  Previous demonstrations along Mother Teresa Square have …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Security Alert

The  Kosovo Police and the Prime Minster  have called on all citizens to increase vigilance, avoid whenever possible concerts, sporting events, night clubs, bus stations or shopping malls, and alert the police about any concerns. U.S. citizens in Kosovo should review the State Department’s  Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 19, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 19, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 18, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 18, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 17, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 17, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against convening an Assembly plenary session.  The anticipated size of the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Pristina reminds U.S. citizens in Kosovo to review the  Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, November 11, 2015, in Peja from 12:00 noon.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating related to recent political statements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 22, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Ministry of Education (behind the National Library) at 11:00 am, today October 22, 2015.  Various groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the recent decision to dismiss University of Pristina Rector Zejnullahu.  The anticipated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 21, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in Mitrovica North.  The student protest is expected at 12:00 in front of the High School Mihajlo Petrovic Alas/Михајло Петровић Алас and march through the Lole Ribara/ Лоле Рибара street past the main bridge, to the square Brace …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 15, 2015 UPDATE

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today October 15, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.    U.S. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 15, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, tomorrow October 15, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 14, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in Prizren near the “UCK ”  square by the Prizren Regional Hospital starting at  12:00, today October 14, 2015.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations and a political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent arrests.  The anticipated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 13, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the University of Pristina in Downtown Pristina from 11:00, today October 13, 2015.  Student groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against changes in university policy in Kosovo.  The anticipated size of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 6, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the University of Pristina in Downtown Pristina from 11:00, today October 6, 2015.  Student groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against changes in university policy in Kosovo.  The anticipated size of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on Saturday

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo regarding the political and economic situation in Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 14:00 along Zahir Pajaziti (Mother Theresa) square and surrounding areas.  The anticipated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 27, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by a political party is expected to take place today, August 27, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in front of the National Theater on Mother Theresa Boulevard in downtown Pristina.  The purpose and the anticipated size of the protest is unknown …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 10, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 10, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in front of the EULEX Headquarters in downtown Pristina.  Protesters will be demonstrating against the extension of Oliver Ivanovic’s detention.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 7, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 7, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in Skenderbeg Square in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating to request implementation of legislation relevant to their interests.  The anticipated size of the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, August 3, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to Kosovo Police demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 3, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Skenderbeg Square in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating to request implementation of legislation relevant to their interests.  The anticipated size of the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 26

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, June 26, 2015 in the morning and early afternoon in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against pending legislation.  The anticipated …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations June 17 and June 20

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens of protests and road/border blockages this week: 1) Demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, June 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon near the main Skanderbeg Square and proceeding to EULEX Headquarters in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against pending legislation. 2) According …

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Continuing Demonstrations May 17th and 18th (Skopje, Macedonia)

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the Government Building beginning at 14:00 on May 17.  The SDSM party in Macedonia will be demonstrating against the government, the anticipated size of the protest is unknown.  Media reports indicate that pro-government entities are planning demonstrations …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Action and Continuing Demonstrations – Skopje, Macedonia

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a large police action started early this morning in Kumanovo, Macedonia resulting in several injuries.  Unrelated nightly protests began Tuesdayin downtown Skopje and have continued through Friday night.  While none of these developments have targeted Americans, U.S. citizens in Macedonia should stay aware of their surroundings and avoid police operations and demonstrations …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on April 18, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina from 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Opposition political parties will be demonstrating against the government.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. The route of the demonstration is expected to follow the …

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Demonstrations on March 30, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Monday March 30, 2015 from 12:00 noon along Mother Teresa Square and surrounding areas.  The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of seeking benefits from the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Wednesday March 11, 2015.  The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of seeking benefits from the government.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on February 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that a small demonstration is expected to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy, Nazim Hikmet #30, Pristina, from 11:00 AM on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Former KEK (Kooporata Energjetike e Kosoves) employees in Kosovo will be demonstrating against KEK.  We anticipate the size of the protest to …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on February 4, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a large demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square and surrounding areas starting at noon on Wednesday February 4, 2015.  The end time and date is unknown. The route is …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on February 4, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square at noon on Wednesday February 4, 2015.  Previous demonstrations took place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square on Saturday, January 24, 2015 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on January 24, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina near the National Library and government buildings from 14:00 to 17:00 on January 24, 2015.  Expect traffic delays in this area.  Other cities may have similar …

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Demonstrations January 13, 2015

A demonstration related to energy prices is expected to take place in front of the Kosovo Energy Distribution and Supply Company (KEDS) office on Bill Clinton Boulevard from noon on January 13, 2015.  The anticipated size and duration of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into …

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Demonstrations, January 12, 2015

A demonstration related to energy prices is expected to take place in front of the Kosovo Energy Distribution and Supply Company (KEDS) office on Bill Clinton Boulevard from noon on January 12, 2015.  The anticipated size and duration of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into …

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