Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. 


Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.


US Embassy/Consulate

+(383) (38) 5959-3000; U S Embassy Pristina, 30 Nazim Hikmet Street, (Dragodan area), Pristina, Kosovo; PristinaACS@state.gov; https://xk.usembassy.gov/

LGBTQIA+ Travelers


Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Kosovo: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19.



Influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns; Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation; maximum rainfall between October and December

Currency (Code)

Euros (EUR)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Albanian, Bosnian, Serbian, Turkish

Major Religions

Muslim 95.6%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Orthodox 1.5%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Patriarchate of Peć; Prizren Fortress; Gračanica Monastery; Kosovo Museum (includes the Emin Gjiku Ethnographic Museum)

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, wrestling, boxing, track and field

Cultural Practices

If visiting religious sites, mosques, or monasteries, dress modestly. For men, this means trousers instead of shorts and not sleeveless shirts. For women, dress with long skirts or trousers, conservative tops, and bring something to cover your head.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is not expected from locals, but always welcome from foreigners. For taxi fares, you can tip to the nearest euro or half euro.


Leather goods, wool items/knitwear, hand-sewn lace, filigree items, black pottery, wood engravings, musical instruments, coffee sets

Traditional Cuisine

Flia — crêpe-like batter layers brushed with cream and served with sour cream

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Thursday, May 09, 2024