Open with restrictions

Kosovo Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Kosovo with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Kosovo without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Kosovo for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Kosovo entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Kosovo, but there are restrictions.


Outgoing travel to KosovoTravelling from South Africa to Kosovo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kosovo.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Foreign citizens entering Kosovo through the airport or through land border crossing points and leaving Kosovo within 3 hours through the airport or land border crossing points, provided that at the entrance they sign the declaration that they will leave Kosovo within 3 hours, Foreign citizens working as professional transporters (drivers), provided that they comply with the international transport protocol for protection against COVID-19, 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 5 hours, Foreign diplomats accredited in Kosovo and their families, Persons who have a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19, Persons with a positive serum antibody test result -IgG issued no later than 30 days prior to arrival and Children under the age of 11 years are exempted from this requirement.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Kosovo.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Kosovo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Kosovo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Kosovo are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Kosovo

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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