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 ( full name, DOB, and U.S. passport number. You must have tickets booked all the way through to final destination in the U.S. or you will be denied boarding in Pristina. We will work with transit airports to pre-clear your arrival.

Instructions: 29 April (SKP-ZRH) passengers: Please send us ( full name, DOB, U.S. passport number and expiration date, and full itinerary by 1000 tomorrow (April 27). Although the border between North Macedonia and Kosovo is closed, we have coordinated transit of U.S. citizens directly from Pristina to the Skopje International Airport. Transportation from Pristina to Skopje will be arranged on two commercial vehicles. Each passenger is responsible for the costs of transportation, which will be split among the passengers. All passengers are required to use these pre-arranged, cleared vehicles and should not attempt any portion of the journey on their own. We will provide details to participants on Monday afternoon.

All passengers: Based on experience at the airport, we recommend: 1) Bring cash (euros) to pay additional bag fees and incidentals, and 2) Have an accessible paper or electronic copy of your tickets with final destination in the U.S. If the airline cannot verify your follow-on tickets they cannot board you on the flight.

Archived Information:

On April 15, 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. If you need additional assistance or clarification, please call the toll free emergency number 112. Persons over the age of 16 can leave their homes for the supply of essential goods and to perform financial duties and other needs (payments, banking) for 90 minutes only. The schedule of movement is based on the second to last digit of their ID number. For foreign residents that do not possess a Kosovo ID, their movement schedule is based on the last digit of their foreign passport number. Please check the Ministry of Health web site for more information.

On March 31, the Department of State updated the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel, due to the global impact of COVID-19.

On March 16, the United States Embassy in Pristina reduced staffing and operations, however, emergency consular services for U.S. citizens continue to be available. To apply for an emergency passport, or if you have any other urgent matter, contact

Actions to Take: 

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy web page on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Kosovo.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.