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Kosovo travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules
  • There are currently no entry restrictions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Flight Restrictions

published 07.07.2020
1. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

Quarantine

No Requirement.
There are no requirements to self-isolate on entry into Kosovo, but you should follow the instructions of the medical staff on the border.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All travelers entering Kosovo are recommended to have a negative RT-PCR test, no older than four days. There are medical staff at border crossings and the airport and travelers may be subject to a health check.

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  • Kosovo The government has announced the airport will reopen on 28 June. (UK Gov, 24.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Kosovo remain very limited..The airport reopened on 28 June, and international flights are permitted. Certain land border crossings have reopened on the Kosovo side. These are: All crossings into Albania; The Kulla crossing into Montenegro; The Hani I Elezit crossing into North Macedonia; The Merdarë/Merdare, Dheu i Bardhë/Bela Zemlja, and Jarinjë/Jarinje crossing points into Serbia. There are some restrictions for entry into neighbouring countries.
    Travellers entering Kosovo are recommended to have a negative RT-PCR test, no older than four days, although this is not obligatory. As of 30 July, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro entering Kosovo must present a negative RT-PCR test, less than 72 hours old at the border. There are medical staff at border crossings and the airport and you may be subject to a health check, particularly if you are displaying coronavirus symptoms. There are no requirements to self-isolate on entry into Kosovo, but you should follow the instructions of the medical staff on the border.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Public transport and taxi services are permitted to operate in Kosovo.

    Following a rise in cases, some local measures to slow the spread of the virus have been re-introduced. An overnight curfew prohibiting the movement of people outside their place of residence between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am is in place in the municipalities of Pristina, Prizren, Ferizaj, Vushtrri, South Mitrovica, Gjilan, Fushe Kosove and Sterpce. In those municipalities, individuals over 65 years of age, or with chronic illnesses are only permitted to leave their place of residence between the hours of 5 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 9pm. When outside, you are obliged to keep your mouth and nose covered and maintain a distance of 2m from other people. Shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels are all permitted to open. However, workplaces and businesses still face a number of restrictions and may be operating with reduced opening hours and capacity. Sports, cultural and recreational facilities throughout Kosovo are closed, and religious ceremonies have been suspended. Several events in Kosovo in the coming weeks and months have been cancelled. Gatherings of more than 5 people in public squares and parks are prohibited.

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    29.07.2020
  • Kosovo The government has announced the airport will reopen on 28 June. (UK Gov, 24.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Kosovo remain very limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information.The airport reopened on 28 June, and international flights are permitted. Certain land border crossings have reopened on the Kosovo side. These are: All crossings into Albania; The Kulla crossing into Montenegro; The Hani I Elezit crossing into North Macedonia; The Merdarë/Merdare, Dheu i Bardhë/Bela Zemlja, and Jarinjë/Jarinje crossing points into Serbia. There are some restrictions for entry into neighbouring countries.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Public transport and taxi services are permitted to operate in Kosovo.

    Following a rise in cases, some local measures to slow the spread of the virus have been re-introduced. An overnight curfew prohibiting the movement of people outside their place of residence between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am is in place in the municipalities of Pristina, Prizren, Ferizaj, Vushtrri, South Mitrovica, Gjilan, Fushe Kosove and Sterpce. In those municipalities, individuals over 65 years of age, or with chronic illnesses are only permitted to leave their place of residence between the hours of 5 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 9pm.

    When outside, you are obliged to keep your mouth and nose covered and maintain a distance of 2m from other people.

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    15.07.2020
  • Kosovo The government has announced the airport will reopen on 28 June. (UK Gov, 24.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.).
    – This does not apply to nationals of Kosovo (Rep.),
    – This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Kosovo (Rep.).
    – This does not apply to representatives of the NATO-Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX).
    2. Passengers allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.) are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

    Certain land border crossings have re-opened on the Kosovo side.These are: All crossings into Albania; The Kulla crossing into Montenegro; The Merdarë/Merdare, Dheu i Bardhë/Bela Zemlja, and Jarinjë/Jarinje crossing points into Serbia. You should check our advice on the Kosovo/Serbia border below and our advice recommending all but essential travel to northern Kosovo. The government also announced the opening of the Hani i Elezit crossing into North Macedonia, however this crossing remains closed due to restrictions in North Macedonia. There are medical staff at border crossings and travllers may be subject to a health checks, particularly if displaying coronavirus symptoms. There are no requirements to self-isolate on entry into Kosovo, but travellers will be obliged to follow the instructions of medical staff on the border.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All previous restrictions on movement of people outside their place of residence have now been lifted. Many other coronavirus restrictions within Kosovo have also been lifted. Shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels are all permitted to open. Public transport and taxi services are permitted to operate. However, a number of events in Kosovo in the coming weeks and months have been cancelled. When outside, you are recommended to keep your mouth and nose covered and maintain a distance of 2m from other people.

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    24.06.2020
  • Kosovo

    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.).
    – This does not apply to nationals of Kosovo (Rep.),
    – This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Kosovo (Rep.).
    – This does not apply to representatives of the NATO-Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX).
    2. Passengers allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.) are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

    Certain land border crossings have re-opened on the Kosovo side.These are: All crossings into Albania; The Kulla crossing into Montenegro; The Merdarë/Merdare, Dheu i Bardhë/Bela Zemlja, and Jarinjë/Jarinje crossing points into Serbia. You should check our advice on the Kosovo/Serbia border below and our advice recommending all but essential travel to northern Kosovo. The government also announced the opening of the Hani i Elezit crossing into North Macedonia, however this crossing remains closed due to restrictions in North Macedonia. There are medical staff at border crossings and travllers may be subject to a health checks, particularly if displaying coronavirus symptoms. There are no requirements to self-isolate on entry into Kosovo, but travellers will be obliged to follow the instructions of medical staff on the border.

    Internal restrictions:

    All previous restrictions on movement of people outside their place of residence have now been lifted. Many other coronavirus restrictions within Kosovo have also been lifted. Shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels are all permitted to open. Public transport and taxi services are permitted to operate. However, a number of events in Kosovo in the coming weeks and months have been cancelled. When outside, you are recommended to keep your mouth and nose covered and maintain a distance of 2m from other people.

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    09.06.2020
  • Kosovo

    International restrictions:

    On 1 June, Kosovo opened its land borders to non-citizens. Travelers are required to have a negative Covid-19 test within the last four days, or agree to seven days of self-quarantine, upon entry.
    The airport remains closed to non-residents/citizens, although the policy will be reviewed next week. Border police have the discretion to deny entrance of any travelers.

    Internal restrictions:

    People are permitted to move around freely for four hours per day, split into two separate 12-minute time slots. Citizens are allocated a time slot based on their national ID number. Mouth and nose must be covered while outside.
    Public transport within cities has resumed. Passengers are required to prove that they are travelling within their permitted time slots.
    Retail stores, dentists, hairdressers, physiotherapists and open-air markets have reopened. Restaurants are open for takeaway only.

    Lifting of restrictions:
    Kosovo has entered the second phase of a gradual easing of restrictive measures, which will last from 18 May until 1 June. From 18 May, people over the age of 16 are allowed outside of their place of residence for two separate 2 hour periods during the day, dependent on the penultimate digit of their ID or Passport number.
    Starting 1 June, public transport will be fully available (including taxis) and the country will review the reopening of its borders and airports.

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    03.06.2020
  • Kosovo

    International restrictions:

    Land borders with Albania have been closed until further notice. All flights from Pristina International Airport are suspended until further notice. Land borders are closed to entry for non-Kosovo citizens. Returning citizens are quarantined for 14 days at a facility.

    Internal restrictions:

    People are permitted to move around freely for four hours per day, split into two separate 12-minute time slots. Citizens are allocated a time slot based on their national ID number. Mouth and nose must be covered while outside. Public transport within cities has resumed. Passengers are required to prove that they are travelling within their permitted time slots. Retail stores, dentists, hairdressers, physiotherapists and open-air markets have reopened. Restaurants are open for takeaway only. Lifting of restrictions: Starting 1 June, public transport will be fully available (including taxis) and the country will review the reopening of its borders and airports.

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    19.05.2020
  • Kosovo 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.). All flights from Pristina International Airport are suspended until further notice.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Kosovo (Rep.),
    – This does not apply to diplomats accredited to Kosovo (Rep.).
    – This does not apply to representatives of the NATO-Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX).
    2. Passengers allowed to enter Kosovo (Rep.) are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
    Land borders are closed to entry for non-Kosovo citizens. Returning citizens are quarantined for 14 days at a facility.
    Land borders with Albania have been closed until further notice.
    Chinese nationals are not allowed in unless with a certificate stating that they are COVID-19 free.

    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 4th, the Government of Kosovo revised curfew and quarantine restrictions and introduced a phased plan for the reopening of businesses. All residents in Kosovo, over the age of 16, now have a daily limit of two 90-minute periods to accomplish essential tasks. If you need assistance or clarification, please call the toll free emergency number 112. The schedule of movement is based on the second to last digit of your Kosovo ID, or foreign passport. Please check the Ministry of Health web site for more information.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK
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