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

Jun 1, 2021

Entries of foreign and local citizens into the territory of the Republic of Kosovo

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo issued a decision on general and specific measures for controlling, preventing and fighting COVID-19 pandemics, which will enter into force as of 31st of May 2021.

1. This decision applies to the entire territory of the Republic of Kosovo.

2. Foreign nationals entering the Republic of Kosovo, including those with temporary or permanent residence permits in Kosovo, coming from high-risk countries according to the official ECDC list, must have a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 done in the last 72 hours, based on the principle of reciprocity.

3. The following are exceptions from point 2:
3.1. If the foreign citizen enters Kosovo through the airport or through land border crossing points and leaves Kosovo within three (3) hours through the airport or land border crossing points, provided that at the entrance they sign the declaration that he will leave Kosovo within three (3) hours;
3.2. Foreign nationals working as professional transporters (drivers), provided that they comply with the international transport protocol for protection against COVID-19;
3.3. Foreign citizens passing through Kosovo through organized transport by bus or regular international line, transit, provided that a declaration is signed that they will leave the territory of Kosovo within five (5) hours;
3.4. Foreign diplomats accredited in Kosovo and their families.
3.5. Persons who have evidence of taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
3.6. Persons with a positive serum antibody test result -IgG issued no later than thirty (30) days prior to arrival.

4. Entry into the Republic of Kosovo is prohibited for persons coming from India, Brazil and South Africa.
4.1 Citizens of the Republic of Kosovo who come from India, Brazil and South Africa must be quarantined in their homes (place of residence) for fourteen (14) days being tested twice a week.
4.2. Point 4.1 does not apply to citizens of the Republic of Kosovo who stay in transit (less than 48 hours) in the countries defined in point 4.1 of this decision
4.3. Foreign diplomats are excluded from the scope of point 4 of this decision.

Please see the EDCD page if your country is on the list of high-risk: