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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

Kosovo Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Kosovo

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Kosovo. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Kosovo shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Kosovo), the Advisory Index is 3.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (3.8), Montenegro (3.2), Albania with 3 and Macedonia with 2.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Kosovo

There are currently 184 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kosovo. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 5 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kosovo.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Kosovo

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Kosovo.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Kosovo from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan due to civil unrest. Terrorist groups ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kosovo-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Allmänt taget lugnt. Risk för oroligheter i norra Kosovo.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/XK

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kosovo

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kosovo. The authorities in Kosovo have introduced a number of strict measures to limit the spread of the virus, including a prohibition on movement from 17:00 to 06:00. There are currently no commercial means of leaving Kosovo. Check with airlines, or the airport and border authorities for further updates. If you're in ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/kosovo

Individual rating changes for Kosovo

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Kosovo. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Kosovo changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Kosovo changed from 2.2 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Kosovo to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Kosovo to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Kosovo changed from 1.8 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Kosovo changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Kosovo with a rating of 2.0.

About Kosovo

Kosovo with its capital Pristina is a country in Europe (), slightly larger than Delaware (10,908 km²). The country is located Southeast Europe, between Serbia and Macedonia. The climate can be described as influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns; Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation; maximum rainfall between October and December. The landscape is flat fluvial basin with an elevation of 400-700 m above sea level surrounded by several high mountain ranges with elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 m. With a population of about 1.8 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Pristina
Population about 1.8 million
Size 10.908 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Delaware
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
International phone prefix +381
Internet Top Level Domain .ks
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 XK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KSV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Kosovo. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. appliances
  2. base metals
  3. beverages
  4. construction materials
  5. foodstuffs
  6. leather
  7. machinery
  8. mineral mining
  9. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. berries
  2. corn
  3. dairy
  4. fish
  5. fruit
  6. livestock
  7. peppers
  8. potatoes
  9. wheat

Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Kosovo.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. appliances
  3. beverages
  4. leather products
  5. machinery
  6. mining
  7. prepared foodstuffs
  8. processed metal products
  9. scrap metals
  10. textiles

Import products

  1. ceramic
  2. chemicals
  3. electrical equipment
  4. foodstuffs
  5. glass products
  6. livestock
  7. machinery
  8. minerals
  9. petroleum
  10. stone

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kosovo?

Kosovo is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Kosovo.

Is it safe to travel Kosovo in 2020?

Visiting the country Kosovo is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Kosovo?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Kosovo.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Kosovo?

There are currently 184 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kosovo. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 5 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kosovo.

What is the size of Kosovo?

Kosovo has a size of 10,908 km² or 4,212 mi² which is slightly larger than Delaware.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.