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.comAll 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 travel, or another travel agent, to check availability (

UPDATE.  American citizens can transit Zurich to several EU locations, or stay in the terminal hotel, while LPRs face additional restrictions.If you are a citizen or LPR who books this flight please get in touch with us ( so we can assist with transit. If you have questions about transit, contact us before purchasing your tickets.

UPDATE. For passengers with other travel documents (Advanced Parole, visas, etc) you must contact us before purchasing tickets or you may be denied boarding in Pristina. We can assist in clarifying your travel plans with DHS and Swiss authorities.

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.