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Kosovo was formerly a part of Serbia but in 2008, it became an independent nation. As a matter of fact, it is the newest European country. Furthermore, there are lots of excitements, activities, and things to do in Kosovo. Some of the tourist attractions in the country include churches and monasteries, beautiful mountains, interesting culture, delicious dishes and so forth.

Besides, Canada has a bilateral relationship with Kosovo that can be considered as “good”. Canada is committed to providing development assistance with the country and the two countries relate in terms of trade and investment as well.

Canadians travel to Kosovo for various purposes ranging from tourism to trade and investment. No matter your reason for visiting Kosovo, you need to have Kosovo travel insurance before leaving Canada. With the appropriate coverage, you will be covered against medical emergencies, accidents, and hospitalization outside Canada.

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Basic Information About Kosovo

Some important information on Kosovo Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Euro
Most common languages spoken Albanian and Serbian
Capital Pristina
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 1.84 million
Plug type Plug type F
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

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Kosovo Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel abroad is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety and security abroad. However, since we care about your personal safety, we provide you credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as regards traveling outside Canada.

Risk Level

Kosovo – Take normal security precautions.

Take normal security precautions in Kosovo.

  • Avoid non-essential travel to the municipalities of Leposavic, Zubin Pokok, Zvecan and the northern part of the city of Mitrovica.

 Entry / Exit requirements

Every territory or country decides who passes through its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Kosovo authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Check with your transportation company about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You need to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you expect to leave Kosovo.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Kosovo before you leave.

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Kosovo Healthcare

Kosovo has both private and public healthcare facilities and hospitals. Healthcare quality and facilities in Kosovo may not be up to Canada’s standard but medical treatment may be expensive. Also, some hospitals may require cash payment, so, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Kosovo travel insurance for the coverage you need.

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Kosovo Travel Insurance News

Raul Fain was no ordinary tourist when he boarded Turkish Airways Flight 1017 from Istanbul to Kosovo on July 25, 2008. A sick investment consultant from North York had just paid $127,000 to buy a kidney. European investigators labelled it as controversial but growing practice of transplant tourism.

Anna Rusalenko, a 45-year-old woman from eastern Siberia was also on board the flight. Together with other victims, she was lured by a false promise of money from a sophisticated organ-trafficking organization that stretched three continents. According to a court-filed indictment in Pristina, the organization trap impoverished people into selling their body parts.

After landing, Fain and Rusalenko were led to a medical clinic in a neighboring city where a team led by Dr. Yusuf Sonmez dubbed Dr. Vulture transplanted kidney from Rusalenko to Fain. Jonathan Ratel, a special prosecutor for the EU in Kosovo in charge of organized crime, is in charge of the trial against seven people linked to the clinic. They are charged in accordance with the Kosovo law with several counts of trafficking in person, exploitation and so forth.

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