Travel Restrictions Entering Kosovo from Albania

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Albania to Kosovo.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

ALLOWED

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Kosovo. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
1/2/2022
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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Kosovo. Travelers must transit in a maximum of 3 hours through air or land. Travelers in buses must leave in a maximum of 5 hours.

Start Date
3/27/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Possible

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results may be required for vaccinated traveler

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination certificate with 3 doses (or with 1 dose of Janssen vaccine and booster dose) do not need to present negative COVID-19 test results.

Travelers who are fully vaccinated but do not have proof of a booster dose must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure to Kosovo.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Citizens of Kosovo who have left Kosovo in the last 12 hours;
  • Travelers transiting Kosovo in a maximum of 3 hours.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Departure
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Travelers who are vaccinated must show evidence of having received the full course of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Citizens of Kosovo who have left Kosovo in the last 12 hours;
  • Travelers transiting Kosovo in a maximum of 3 hours.
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Kosovo.

Citizens of Kosovo, as well as travelers with temporary or permanent residence permits in Kosovo, arriving without required valid negative test results or proof of vaccination, must self-quarantine for 7 days on arrival.

Minimum Number of Days
7 days
Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers are required to wear masks in public places.

Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Kosovo and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.

No COVID-19 data has been reported for this region.

Local Guidelines

A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am, movement is only allowed for emergencies. Social gatherings are currently limited to a maximum of 30 people indoors and 70 people outdoors. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in all public places and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating at half capacity, and taxis can have a maximum of 2 passengers. Proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before, a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours, or full vaccination is required to use public transport.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open until 9 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Indoor dining is only allowed for vaccinated customers or those with proof of negative testing.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open until 9 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Indoor dining is only allowed for vaccinated customers or those with proof of negative testing.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses may be closed or operating at reduced hours.

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