- We urge you to postpone or cancel travel to Kosovo this summer. Kosovo remains under a Level 3 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 are in place from 2230-0500 for businesses.
- Many business are currently open, however businesses and restaurants have been instructed to respect curfew hours, and support mask wearing and social distancing, which are required.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Residents and/or tourists seeking a visa extension should contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
- The Pristina International Airport is open to all travelers.
- The U.S. Embassy does not track or coordinate flights into or out of Kosovo; please contact the airport, airline, or your travel agent directly.
- Neither U.S. nor Kosovo citizens can enter the EU as of June 28, 2020. This travel ban does not include passengers in transit, but often transit is limited to one country within the EU and/or Schengen Zone. 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.
- Kosovo’s land borders remain open without restrictions to passenger traffic entering Kosovo. The Albanian and North Macedonia borders are open and there are no requirements for PCR tests or quarantine. Montenegro requires a negative PCR test and/or quarantine for entry.
- Check the entry/exit requirements for each country before crossing international land borders.
- Is a curfew in place? Yes.
- There are curfews in place from 2230-0500.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- As U.S. Citizens required to quarantine? No.
- There is limited testing through public institutions.
- Private clinics have been authorized to conduct testing for a limited period.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
- Masks are required.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Hefty fines and prison sentences are being issued for non-compliance with mask wearing requirements, although they are enforced sporadically.
- American Citizen Services, such as passport renewals and emergency passports are being offered. Please email PristinaACS@state.gov
- Routine visa services have not resumed. Please email Pristinavisas@state.gov
- Kosovo National Institute of Public Health web and Facebook page (Albanian only).
- Pristina airport
- Kosovo Food and Veterinary Agency – Border Control
- Kosovo Border Police
- Kosovo University Hospital – Infectious Disease Clinic (Albanian only).
- Register for STEP to be notified of important local changes.
- Access the spring edition of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. You may read prior editions at this link.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- What the U.S. Government is Doing
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Johns Hopkins Hospital Global cases
- Travel.state.gov Kosovo Country Information and Travel Advisory page