KOSOVO TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Kosovo a disputed territory in the central Balkans. After a lengthy and often violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008. As of 2019, 101 UN states recognise it as independent, and the Republic of Kosovo has become a member country of the IMF and World Bank, despite heavy Serbian opposition.

 

While the legitimacy of the Kosovar government is disputed by many UN countries, from a traveller's point of view the Kosovar government has de facto control of most of the country; local Serb authorities administer five municipalities in the north.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Kosovo has reopened its airport to international flights. All travelers entering Kosovo are recommended to have a negative RT-PCR test, no older than four days.There are medical staff at border crossings and the airport and travelers may be subject to a health check. There are no requirements to self-isolate on entry into Kosovo, but travelers should follow the instructions of the medical staff on the border.

 

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Capital: Pristina

Currency: Kosovo: Euro (€)

Area: 10,887 km²

Population: 1,845 million (2018)

Language: Official: Albanian 95%, Serbian 3% Regionally Spoken: Turkish, Romany

Religion: Muslim 95%, Orthodox 4%, Roman Catholic 1%

Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug)

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 17 February, Independence Day
  • 9 April, Constitution Day
  • 1 May, International Labor Day
  • 9 May, Europe Day

Also, Easter Monday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Kosovo has a predominantly continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. In the southwest Dukagjini Plain, this transitions to a mild Mediterranean climate with more frost-free days and higher annual rainfall. Average temperatures range from -27°C in winter to 39°C in summer. Annual precipitation ranges from 600 mm in the eastern Kosovo Plain to 1300 mm in the western mountains.

TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Kosovo is in January and February, boasting some of the cheapest skiing opportunities in all of Europe.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Kosovo is from April to December. Remember to pack a rain jacket when hiking in the mountains!

 
 

HEALTH

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