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Information for foreign citizens in terms of entering the Republic of Kosovo

August 30, 2021


The Decision of the Government of Republic of Kosovo on general and specific measures for controlling, preventing and fighting COVID-19 pandemics, also contains the following points related to the entry and exit of domestic and foreign citizens inside and outside the territory of the Republic of Kosovo:

A. [Territorial application]
1. This decision shall apply to the entire territory of the Republic of Kosovo.

B. [Entries and exits of foreign citizens to and from the Republic of Kosovo]
2. From 30 August to 13 September 2021, every person who enters the Republic of Kosovo shall possess one of the following evidence:
2.1. Vaccination certificate for complete vaccination or for receiving one dose of COVID19 vaccine;
2.2. A negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, not older than 72 hours;
2.3. Evidence that the person has passed COVID-19 (positive RT-PCR test issued not less than 21 days and not more than 180 days or positive result of serological antibody test - IgG, issued no more than 30 days ago;
2.4. Rapid negative antigen test not older than 48 hours.

3. Citizens of the Republic of Kosovo, as well as persons with temporary or permanent residence permits in Kosovo, who enter the Republic of Kosovo and do not possess one of the evidences according to points 2.1 to 2.4 shall self-isolate for 7 days. These persons shall complete the statement under oath for self-isolation at the relevant border crossing point.

4. The following persons are released from the requirement to possess any of the evidence according to points 2.1 to 2.4:
4.1. Persons entering Kosovo via an airport or land border crossing point and leaving Kosovo within three (3) hours via an airport or land border crossing point, provided that at the entrance they sign a statement that they will leave Kosovo within three (3) hours;
4.2. Persons working as professional transporters (drivers), provided they adhere to the international transport protocol for protection against COVID-19;
4.3. Citizens of the Republic of Kosovo who have left Kosovo in the last 12 hours;
4.4. Foreign citizens passing through Kosovo by organized bus or regular international transit line, provided that they sign a statement that they will leave the territory of Kosovo within five (5) hours;
4.5. Foreign diplomats accredited in Kosovo;
4.6. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) years.

For further information, please read the GOVERNMENT DECISION on measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, please see the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control wepage if your country is on the list of high-risk.