Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo informs U.S. citizens of an increase in reports of late evening/early morning robberies.  During the holiday season U.S. citizens should be vigilant when walking on the streets.  Avoid walking alone, especially at night.  If you have to walk, avoid isolated or poorly-lit areas, tunnels, or passages.

It is important to take a few moments to review your personal security practices.  If you become a victim of a crime or need police assistance, call the Kosovo Police at 192.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance your personal security during the holidays.

If you haven’t already, please review the Crime section in the Kosovo Country Specific Information and the November 23, 2015, Worldwide Travel Alert.

For More information on Security in Kosovo

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kosovo Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo located at 30 Nazim Hikmet St. Arberia/Dragodan, 10000 Pristina, at +(381) 38-5959-3119 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal or Kosovo holidays). After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(381) 38-5959-3000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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