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Kosovo’s history, mountain views, beautiful towns and monasteries are must-sees. It is a great place to discover the unbeaten path and enjoy what this country has to offer its travelers.
There is so much to experience in Kosovo. Prizen’s Old Town, the Rugova Mountains, Peja’s Cheese Market, and the Visoki Decani Monastery are just a few.
Whether you love to explore the sites, learn about history or are interested in tasting the cuisine Kosovo has everything for a good time.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Kosovo. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Kosovo: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
A valid passport is needed for U.S. citizens to enter Kosovo. You may be also asked to show documentation showing the purpose of your visit. A visa isn’t needed if you’re staying up to 90 days within six months.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Kosovo has a variety of climates. The Mediterranean Mild Climate and the European Continental Climate influence this country. Kosovo’s climate is affected by its position in Eurasia.
July is the warmest month with temperatures in the 80’s, and January is the coldest in the teens.
Precipitation occurs mostly in July and Augus. Rainfall is common in the hills and valleys and snowfall takes place in the mountains. Hail also occurs in Kosovo and is very unfortunate to the country’s agriculture.
The rainfall varies depending on what region you decide to travel to in Kosovo. The west gets over 28 inches of rain while the east get over 24 inches of rain. The snowfall occurs during the cold months with low areas of 26 days of snow while high areas have 100 days of snow.
Of most concern is the occurrence of petty street crime. Pickpocketing and other petty theft is common in many parts of Kosovo. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid taking anything valuable with you.
Avoid travel to areas heavily involved in the 1990’s conflicts. Grenades, landmines and other ordinance is still present in many areas and pose a risk.
Demonstrations can erupt in violence and should be avoided. While against tourists is rare, street crime and theft are known to happen.
There is so much to do and explore in Kosovo. The National Library of Kosovo is a great destination. The library is in Pristina and has a futuristic, prison like look that is very usual. While the library is not the most appealing at first site, it is still a library. Travelers shouldn’t let the outside fool them.
The library was finished in 1986, and its metal fence covers the windows, giving them a prison like feel. The building was intended to be designed in this brutal way while the white domes on top look like men’s hats. While the building does lack a certain warmth and beauty, it is a unique piece of architecture. It reflects a country changed by war and a country that is trying to move towards the future and rebuild.
The library has some history with Croatian and Bosnian refugees using it as living quarters. The Serbian army also used the library as a command center. During this time, many of the books were destroyed.
You will need some identification or a passport to enter the library. When you enter the inside of the library, you will find books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. You will also come across two reading rooms, an amphitheater, and a meeting hall.
When you travel to Kosovo, there are some things you need to take with you on your trip.
All Americans visiting Kosovo should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Kosovo, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Pristina
Nazim Hikmet 30
Phone: + 381 38 59 59 3000
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