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Information for foreign citizens to enter the Republic of Kosovo

November 12, 2020

All foreign citizens entering the Republic of Kosovo (RKS), coming from high risk countries, according to the official ECDC list (which is updated every two weeks), must prove, through the RT-PCR test in Sars COV-2, that they are not infected with COVID-19, based on the principle of reciprocity, with the following exceptions:

  1. Upon entry through “Adem Jashari” International Airport do not need to have a negative certificate of the RT-PCR test, given that foreign nationals will only pass through the territory of RKS, and provided that at the entrance they will sign a statement that within 3 hours they will leave the territory of RKS;
  2. Upon entry at the land border crossing points, in order to exit through the air points, from the “Adem Jashari” International Airport and the land points do not need to have a negative certificate of the RT-PCR test, but, foreign citizens are obliged to present the plane ticket and sign a statement that within 3 hours they will leave the territory of RKS;
  3. Professional transporters (drivers) do not need to have a negative PCR test, provided that the protocol for international transport is followed;
  4. For organized transport by bus or regular international transit line, no negative RT-PCR test is required, provided that a statement is signed that they will leave the territory of RKS within 5 hours;
  5. Foreign nationals who have a temporary or permanent residence permit in the RKS, upon entering the RKS must submit a certificate for negative RT-PCR test, made no later than 72 hours before entering the RKS;
  6.  In case of failure to submit the proof for negative test, foreign nationals are obliged to self-isolate for 7 days;
  7. Foreign diplomats who are accredited in RKS as well as their families, are not required to have a certificate for negative RT-PCR test;
  8. Foreign nationals who have set appointments for treatment in health institutions in the RKS, can enter if they submit a certificate for a negative TR-PCR test, made no later than 72 hours before entering the RKS and the certificate for the appointment set issued by the hospital;
  9. Holders of personal documents issued by RKS but with residence addresses in another state, upon entry into RKS, must submit a certificate for negative RT-PCR test, made no later than 72 hours before entry into RKS.

ATTENTION: According to the ECDC list a country is on the high- risk rate based on the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants (more than 120 people per 100,000 inhabitants, then that country is ranked as a "high-risk" country).

Check the official EDCD website to see if your country is listed at high risk: https://qap.ecdc.europa.eu/public/extensions/COVID-19/COVID-19.html#global-overview-tab

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For more information on the prevention and spread of virus COVID-19 in Kosovo, please contact:

The Prime Minister Office: https://kryeministri-ks.net/en/documents-en/

Ministry of Health: https://msh.rks-gov.net/en/covid-19/

National Institute Public Health of Kosovo: https://niph-rks.org/informata-rreth-covid-19/

Kosovo Health- Ministry of Health: https://kosova.health/en

For more information please contact the number below:
+383 (0) 38 200 80 800