As of March 2022
Requirements to enter Kosovo
Every person who enters the Republic of Kosovo shall possess one of the following evidence:
- Complete COVID-19 vaccination with the most recent dose within the last 12 months,
- A COVID-19 booster-shot after complete vaccination,
- Recovery from COVID-19, within 90 days, with PCR test proof, or
- A negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours before arrival.
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:
- Certificate of vaccination with at least two doses or one dose of Janssen vaccine against COVID-19;
- 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;
- Single dose vaccination certificate, not older than one (1) month.
- 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).
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.
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
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:
- Vaccination passport, which is valid 14 days after the second dose of vaccine has been administered; OR
- PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entry; OR
- Rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before entry; OR
- Valid document proving that you have passed or recovered from Covid-19
- up to 6 months after recovery;
- These criteria also applies to those travelers who transit through Albania;
- Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from these criteria;
- Albanian citizens residing in Albania, who return and do not have a document mentioned above, must be isolated for 10 days and inform the health authorities to perform a test at the end of isolation.
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:
- Vaccination certificate with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine;
- Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel;
- Negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to travel; or
- Certificate of COVID-19 recovery issued within the previous 180 days,
- counting from the day of recovery.
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.
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:
- Negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus while the
- negative Antigen FIA Rapid test is valid only if it is done in the United States of America or Republic of Slovenia, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results (if there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the passenger's fault, but is a consequence of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided or eliminated – delay of the flight, the departure of buses, trains, etc, then the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia);
- Certificate of complete vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia,
- i.e. a foreign state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement on the recognition of vaccination (those are: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia*, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, India) or with which there is de facto reciprocity in the recognition of the vaccination certificate (those are: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Moldova, Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ukraine);
- Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has overcome the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. that this person has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provided that no less than 14 days or more than six months may elapse from the first test, issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents (those are: Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Iceland, Cabo Verde, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Germany, Romania, San Marino, United States of America, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Switzerland, Spain);
- EU digital certificate issued by the competent authorities of states in the EU Digital COVID certificate system, regarding the trust framework for issuing, verifying and recognizing interoperable vaccination certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, tests and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate).
Beside EU member states, the above mentioned applies also to EU digital certificate issued by the competent authorities of countries outside EU that are part of the EU Digital COVID certificate system.
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.