Kosovo Travel Vaccines and Advice
With a history both as dramatic as it is fascinating, Kosovo’s residents are welcoming people with a joie de vivre. Your stay in Kosovo will be punctuated by cultural and artistic discoveries, particularly in Pristina, the capital city marked with Turkish architecture. Do not miss a stroll through picturesque Ottoman neighbourhoods. The city of Prizren will unveil beautiful Orthodox churches, and in south Peja, the Visoki Decani Monastery is well worth the visit. The backdrop of mountains covered with pine and chestnut forests is the pinnacle of the country. Beyond these attractions, Kosovo is home to beautiful natural sites such as the Rugova Mountains, ideal for hiking and trekking.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Kosovo
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Kosovo
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Kosovo
Medical Care in Kosovo
Unfortunately, quality for medical care in public hospitals in Kosovo is among the lowest in Europe. This is due to poorly equipment services and rudimentary infrastructure. Medical staff also lacks the ability to speak other languages, which can lead to miscommunication. Private hospitals are available at a high cost. If you become seriously ill during your trip, it is worth requesting for a medical repatriation in order to avoid further complications. The national health system is based on a network of family doctors and nurses, which provide each family with basic care.
Although the country offers numerous well-supplied pharmacies, do not forget to bring basic pharmaceutical products with you.
You can contact emergency services by dialling 112.
Is Kosovo Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Caution required on secondary roads|
|Public transportation||Overcrowded; Only use official taxis|
|Landmines and unexploded ordnance||Caution required for off-road travelling|
|Trekking/mountaineering/hiking||Click the link below for precautions|
|Northern Kosovo||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kosovo?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Kosovo for trips under 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Kosovo information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Croatia (ZAGREB)
Prilaz Gjure Dezelica 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: 385 (1) 488-1200
Fax: 385 (1) 488-1230
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Croatia. There is no Canadian government office in Kosovo.