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 closed to international passenger arrivals as well as most of the regularly scheduled flights, including Austrian and Turkish Airlines. We will share updates regarding the airport as soon as we receive them. Sporadic flights out of Pristina continue and are open to everyone. Please check Pristina airport for more information, or call their info desk.

UPDATE 2. Regional travel remains difficult. Border restrictions vary by country, so please check with the respective Embassy websites for the latest information. At this moment we believe that vehicles can enter Albania and Montenegro without quarantine (subject to medical examination). The Embassy does not issue “travel letters” or any other document to facilitate personal travel across closed borders. If you are an American citizen located in the United States and you want the latest information on entering Kosovo, please contact the Kosovo Embassy at the telephone number and email listed on this link.

UPDATE 3. Normal consular operations remain suspended due to COVID-19. Travelers with an immediate travel need may contact us at to make an emergency appointment. We can usually issue an emergency passport on the same day as the application, and it is valid for one year. As soon as we can begin processing regular passports, we will advertise that update here. All non-emergency services, including notarials, remain suspended until further notice.

Archived Information:

American citizens can transit Zurich to several EU locations or stay in the terminal hotel, while LPRs face additional restrictions. If you have questions about transit, contact us before purchasing your tickets.

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.