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

LocationLevel
Kosovo overallHigh degree of caution
Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan municipalities and North MitrovicaReconsider 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

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Summary

  • 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 to 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 to turn violent, as they did in January 2016.

  • Avoid 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, 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 for travellers.

  • Entry and exit

    Kosovo Foreign Ministry'sEmbassy or Consulate of KosovoSafety and security.Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Safety and security

    United Nations Interim Administration MissionReconsider your need to travelTerrorist Threat Overseasreport a lost or stolen passportAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate

    Local travel

    road travelAviation Safety NetworkAir travel

    Laws

    Consular Services CharterLGBTI travellers

    Health

    travel insuranceWorld Health Organization (WHO)healthWHO

    Where to get help

    Consular Services CharterAustralian Embassy in Vienna, Austriaaustemb@aon.ataustria.embassy.gov.auEmbassybritishembassy.pristina@fco.gov.ukregisterAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate

    Additional information

    Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
  • DFAT country information

  • Australian Government'sStay Smart Onlinesafety and security website

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC)SCAM Watchwebsite