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Kosovo: entry and exit regulations

Kosovo: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

Entry into Kosovo is visa-free both by land and by air. Since no entry stamps are issued by the Serbian authorities at the administrative border between Kosovo and Serbia, leaving Kosovo via Serbia is only possible if the entry has been made by land via Serbia beforehand and the total travel time does not exceed 3 months. Staying in or transit through Serbia without a regular entry stamp constitutes a violation of Serbian immigration law and can lead to arrest.

Issuing of visas in Germany

If a visa is required, it can be obtained as follows:

Embassy Taubertstrasse 18 14193 Berlin Tel: +49 - (0) 30 - 8 95 77 00

Fax: +49 - (0) 30 - 82 5 22 06

Issuing visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Representations of Serbia in Austria and Representations of Serbia in Switzerland. Importing

and exporting foreign currency

There is no limit to the amount of cash that can be imported into Kosovo. However, an amount equivalent to over 2,000 euros must be declared upon entry.

Import and export of

goods Only goods for personal use may be imported into Kosovo. Hunting and sporting weapons may not be imported. People under the age of 17 are not allowed to import alcohol or tobacco products. An import duty of 26.5% is levied on the import of vehicles and technical equipment, unless they are humanitarian donations that have been registered with UNMIK.

Kosovo: arrival and transport

How do you get to Kosovo?

The easiest and fastest way to get to Kosovo is by plane. It is also possible to travel by car, which from Germany should be quite long and stressful.

Travel in the country

Railway

The small railway network of Kosovo is only used industrially.

Bus

Local public transport is organized privately with buses and minibuses.

Roads

The main roads in Kosovo have now been restored, but the general road condition in Kosovo is still poor.

Taxis

Taxis are plentiful. However, you should definitely negotiate the fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Traffic rules

To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from ADAC, AvD or the Serbian traffic clubs.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 60 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads.
  • Motorways: There is a speed limit of 100 km/h on motorways.

In addition, it is of course necessary to pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.

Blood alcohol limit

The official blood alcohol limit in Kosovo for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.5.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Kosovo has been the abbreviation of Republic of Kosovo since December 6, 2010:

RKS

Kosovo: Embassy and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Kosovo embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Kosovo embassies and consulates

Representations of Kosovo in Germany

The building of the embassy of Kosovo is in Wallstrasse near Fischerinsel in the Berlin Mitte district. If you want to visit the embassy by public transport, you can use the U-Banlinie 2 - Bahnhof "Märkisches Museum" or the bus line 265. Both stops are less than 50 meters from the embassy.

The Chinese embassy, the Australian embassy and the embassies of Cyprus and Angola are usually located in Wallstrasse.

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin

10179 Berlin

Wallstrasse 65

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30- 2 40 47 69 0

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30- 2 40 47 69 29

E-Mail: [email protected] net

Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo

Rudolfstrasse 13-17

60327 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69-27 13 39 20

Fax: 0049 - (0) 69-27 13 39 229

German representations in Kosovo

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pristina

Azem Jashanica 17, Dragodan II

10000 Pristina

Tel: 00381 - 38 - 25 45 00

Fax: 00381 - 38 - 25 45 36

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.pristina.diplo.de

Austrian representations in Kosovo

Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Pristina

Ahmet Krasniqi 22, Dragodan I

10000 Pristina

Tel: 00381 - 38 - 24 92 84

Fax: 00381 - 38 - 24 92 85

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Kosovo in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Vienna

Goldeggasse 2/13

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 504 74 00

Fax: 0043 - (0) 1 - 504 74 00 20

E-Mail: [email protected]

Swiss representations in Kosovo

Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina

Adrian Krasniqi 11

10060 Pristina

Tel: 00381 - 38 - 248 088/-089/-090

Fax: 00381 - 38 - 248 078

Email: [email protected]

Web: http: // www.eda.admin.ch/pristina

Representations of Kosovo in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Bern

Amthausgasse 3

3011 Bern

Tel: 0041 - (0) 31 - 310 06 90

Fax: 0041 - (0) 31 - 310 06 91

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo

Rue de la Servette 93

1202 Geneva

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22/734 27 34

Fax: 0041 - (0) 22/734 27 32

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo

Hohlstrasse 610

8048 Zurich

Tel: 0041 - (0) 43/343 01 71

Fax: 0041 - (0) 43/343 01 73

Email: [email protected]

Kosovo: Travel Medicine and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Kosovo, with a few exceptions, infectious diseases that are widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe are not to be expected:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Lyme disease, as a result of tick bites
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who can come into contact with contaminated water or contaminated food
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis (TBE), mainly as a result of tick bites
  • Hepatitis A and B, infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who can come into contact with blood or in those who seek sexual contact.
  • Kala Azar disease
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Tularemia
  • Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Kosovo, the same vaccinations are recommended as at home:

  • Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
  • Early Summer Meningo Encephalitis (TBE)
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
  • Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in Kosovo.

Hazards and current warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens' Service

Phone: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 51000

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Kosovo: Currency and Shopping

The national currency of Kosovo is the euro.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 5
  • 10
  • 20th
  • 50
  • 100
  • 200
  • 500 euro

Bank opening times

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

Shop

Shop opening times

As a rule, shops are open from Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., sometimes until 11 p.m.

Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

The main souvenirs are beautiful silver work that is very filigree. In addition, handicrafts, musical instruments and wine are country-specific goods.

 

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