Special Travel Circumstances in Kosovo

At this time, U.S. Embassy Pristina provides only emergency services to U.S. citizens. U.S. Embassy Skopje, Macedonia, provides all routine consular services such as passport applications.

U.S. Embassy Skopje

Samoilova 21, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Telephone: (389) (2) 310-2000

Emergency after-hours telephone: (389) (2) 310-2000

Facsimile: (389) (2) 310-2299

Email address: ConsularSkopje@state.gov

Tourist facilities are very limited in Kosovo.

Kosovo is a cash economy. The currency used throughout Kosovo is the euro. Banking services are available in Pristina and other major towns, although they are not fully developed. There are a number of banks with international ties that offer limited banking services, including ATMs, in Pristina and other major towns. If you need emergency funds from abroad, Western Union and MoneyGram have offices throughout Kosovo. While credit cards are accepted in larger stores and in some restaurants, we recommend having cash in local currency for purchases in small establishments.

Travelers entering Kosovo by air or land with more than 10,000 Euros in cash must declare all currency upon entry. Travelers must also obtain and complete a declaration form from the customs officials at the port of entry. This declaration form must be presented upon departure from Kosovo. Failure to comply may result in the confiscation of all funds.

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