COVID19 Information

As of March 2022

Requirements to enter Kosovo

Every person who enters the Republic of Kosovo shall possess one of the following evidence:

  1. Complete COVID-19 vaccination with the most recent dose within the last 12 months,
  2. A COVID-19 booster-shot after complete vaccination,
  3. Recovery from COVID-19, within 90 days, with PCR test proof, or
  4. A negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours before arrival.

General Restrictions

Wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth is mandatory in closed areas.

Indoor gatherings of up to 50% of capacities (workshops, meetings, seminars, trainings or other gatherings) are allowed. In order to be allowed to enter these premises, a person must provide:

  1. Certificate of vaccination with at least two doses or one dose of Janssen vaccine against COVID-19;
  2. Persons with medical evidence issued by the specialist doctor of the respective field verifying that they have contraindications and are exempt from vaccination must present the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, which should not be older than 48 hours;
  3. Single dose vaccination certificate, not older than one (1) month.
  4. Evidence that the person has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days (positive RT-PCR test issued in the last 21–90 days).

Conference policy

The ?DebConf22 organizers are enforcing the vaccination and testing requirements above.

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to take a COVID-19 test every 48hrs.

COVID-19 Testing

Regarding COVID-19 testing, there are PCR and rapid antigen tests available from several private labs in Prizren, Prishtina and other major towns in Kosovo. The main public hospital in Prishtina, the University Clinical Center of Kosovo (UCCK), provides free travel testing without a referral although availability and schedule depend on demand.

The local team will make sure to provide some rapid antigen tests, available at the front desk, if someone needs to be tested during the conference.

If you are in Kosovo and have COVID-19 related questions, are symptomatic, or need information regarding testing, please call for free 038 200 80 800, or dial 194.

Requirements for neighboring countries

Albania

As of March 2022:

Starting from 06th of September 2021, to enter the Republic of Albania, whether by land, sea or air, you must be equipped with:

North Macedonia

As of March 2022:

The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for North Macedonia due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. The risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if travelers are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

All travelers ages eighteen and older entering North Macedonia must provide one of the following documents:

Foreign travelers transiting through North Macedonia will be allowed to remain within the country borders up to five hours and must sign a statement collected by the Border Police.

Citizens of North Macedonia and foreign citizens ages eighteen and older entering the country without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, PCR test, antigen test, or certificate of recovery from COVID-19 must quarantine at home or seven days at their own expense. The quarantine period can be shortened to five days after presenting a negative PCR test taken after day five.

The government has mandated a 14-day quarantine period for all travelers arriving from India to prevent the spread of a COVID-19 variant identified in his country. The government will reassess this measure based on the epidemiological situation in the country.

The Institute of Public Health’s webpage and the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page provide daily updates in Macedonian, Albanian, and English on the number of reported cases,fatalities, and recoveries.

To learn more about the measures adopted by the Government of North Macedonia to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, please check the government website.

Serbia

As of March 2022:

ENTRY REGIME FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS

Foreign citizens are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided that they have one of the following documents:

Montenegro

As of March 2022:

According to media reports on Thursday (10 March), Montenegro lifted all entry restrictions on 11 March, allowing entry without proof of a negative test, vaccination or recovery. In addition, proof is also no longer required for access to numerous areas of public life, such as sports, cultural and recreational facilities.


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