Travel Advice for Kosovo - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 05:40:22 +1000
2017 Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
While every care has been taken in preparing this travel information for travellers, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees including any member of Australia's consular staff abroad, can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.
Travel Advice Levels
|Kosovo overall||High degree of caution|
|Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan municipalities and North Mitrovica||Reconsider your need to travel|
There is an ongoing risk of terrorism in Europe. Terrorists may attempt to carry out attacks in the Balkans, including against crowded venues or places frequented by foreigners, such as religious sites, entertainment venues and transport hubs. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country
Exercise a high degree of cautionin Kosovo. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks. SeeSafety and security.
Reconsider your need to travelto the northern part of the city of Mitrovica and Kosovo's three northern municipalities of Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan due toÂ the high threat of violence and security incidents.
There is an ongoing risk of terrorism in Europe, including Kosovo. Terrorists may attempt to carry out attacks in the Balkans, including against crowded venues or places frequented by foreigners, such as religious sites, entertainment venues and transport hubs. See ourTerrorist Threat Overseasbulletin.
The overall security situation in Kosovo is generally calm. There have been anti-government protests mainly in Pristina and Gjakova. Protests have the potential toÂ turn violent, as they didÂ in January 2016.
AvoidÂ public gatherings, political rallies, demonstrations and protests as they may turn violent.
Avoid travelling between Kosovo and Serbia at the northern Kosovo border crossings of Jarinje (Gate 1; Leposavic municipality) and Brnjak (Gate 31; Zubin Potok municipality). If you intend to travel between Serbia and Kosovo,Â consider alternative routes.
Serbia does not recognise entry points directly from Kosovo. Do not attempt to enter Serbia from Kosovo unless you initially travelled into Kosovo from Serbia.
Australia does not have a resident Embassy or Consulate in Kosovo. TheAustralian Embassy in Vienna, Austriaprovides consular assistance to Australians in Kosovo.
SeeTravel Smartfor general advice forÂ travellers.
Entry and exitKosovo Foreign Ministry'sEmbassy or Consulate of KosovoSafety and security.Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Safety and securityUnited Nations Interim Administration MissionReconsider your need to travelTerrorist Threat Overseasreport a lost or stolen passportAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
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Where to get helpConsular Services CharterAustralian Embassy in Vienna, Austriaaustemb@aon.ataustria.embassy.gov.auEmbassybritishembassy.email@example.comAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
Additional informationGlobal Disaster Alert and Coordination System
Australian Government'sStay Smart Onlinesafety and security website
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC)SCAM Watchwebsite