From Monday (3 January) anyone wishing to enter Kosovo must provide evidence of full vaccination comprising of two anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
The decision was taken by the Kosovo government on 1 December.
“From January 3, 2022, for all persons entering the Republic of Kosovo will be valid only evidence of full vaccination (in two doses) against COVID-19”, said the decision.
It also states that citizens and residents of Kosovo who do not meet the entry criteria have the opportunity to take a vaccine at border crossing points and the airport.
Exemptions include those who will enter and then exit Kosovo within three hours, those working as professional drivers (as long as they comply with international transport protocol for protection against COVID-19), foreign diplomats accredited in Kosovo, those under 12, those with proven and valid health exemptions (they must still provide a negative PCR), and foreigners visiting the country for under five hours.
In terms of movement, it is prohibited between 23:00 and 5 am. Restaurants and bars can work until 23:00 but music must stop at 21:30.
Kosovo reported just 13 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 161,313 with 2980 reported deaths.