COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Kosovo.

  • Country-Specific Information:

    • We understand the desire to visit family and friends, but we urge you to postpone or cancel travel to Kosovo this summer. Kosovo remains under a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel due to Covid-19. The health situation is deteriorating, and public institutions are struggling to keep up with demand. It is possible that border restrictions could be re-imposed with little notice, and the frequent changes are causing confusion at airports and borders.
    • For information on the number of COVID-19 cases within Kosovo visit: https://kosova.health/en/
    • If you are in Kosovo and have COVID-19 related questions, believe you are symptomatic, or need information regarding testing, please call toll free 038 200 80 800, or dial 194.
    • At this time curfew restrictions from 21:00 to 05:00 are in effect in Pristina, Prizren, Ferizaj and Vushtrri.
    • Many places of business are currently open, however businesses and restaurants have been instructed to respect curfew hours, and support mask wearing and social distancing.
    • American citizens and LPRs located in the United States should contact the Kosovo Embassy at the telephone number and email listed on this link, for the latest information on traveling to Kosovo.
    • Face masks are mandatory in public places.
    • Cases of COVID-19 are increasing within Kosovo, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Watch this video to learn how to make your own face covering.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • The Pristina International Airport is reportedly open to all travelers; however, some U.S. citizens continue to be denied boarding in the U.S. because they cannot prove they are residents or citizens of Kosovo. Contact the airline before your trip to verify their boarding requirements, or the Kosovo Embassy for clarification and assistance. Kosovo does not require a Covid-19 test for arriving and departing passengers, nor is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    • The US Embassy does not track or coordinate flights in to or out of Kosovo; please reach out to the airport, airline or your travel agent directly.
    • Neither U.S. nor Kosovo citizens can enter the EU as of 28 June. This travel ban does not include passengers in transit, but each country has the right to institute further restrictions. Check with the airlines, airports, and the U.S. Embassies located in your countries of transit to verify entry/exit requirements and be aware that they can change frequently and without warning. If you travel to Kosovo (or back to the U.S.) on vacation you should be prepared to stay for a long period of time in the event that the travel ban is extended to transiting passengers and flights are cancelled.
    • Kosovo’s land borders remain open without restrictions to passenger traffic entering Kosovo. The Albanian borders are also open and there are no requirements for PCR tests or quarantine.
    • Montenegro requires a negative PCR test and/or quarantine for entry.
    • The Republic of North Macedonia also requires a negative PCR test for nationals of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Border guards have the authority to deny entry to travelers at their discretion.
    • Check the entry/exit requirements for each country before crossing international land borders.
  • Quarantine Information:

    • There are no mandatory quarantine requirements for individuals who enter into Kosovo. Curfews (21:00 until 05:00) are in effect in four of the highly impacted cities.
      All land borders into Kosovo are open, more information can be found here. Entry into North Macedonia or Montenegro requires a recent, negative COVID test, see information above.
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