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. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.


Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 89 days in a six-month period.

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

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.


Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations



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 Pe?; Prizren Fortress; Gra?anica 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: Wednesday, May 03, 2023