Kosovo Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 2
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 1
cholera no
yellow fever no


Medical care according to German standards is not guaranteed in Kosovo. Even hospitals do not always have sufficient medication and are sometimes unable to provide adequate medical care to emergency patients. The hygiene leaves i. General. to be desired. Medicines must always be purchased privately. Doctors often offer enhanced private treatment if you pay the price you want. In general, it is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Pharmacies are open Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [2] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Careful drinking water and food hygiene must therefore be ensured. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are generally safe, as are local meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Particular care should be taken when eating pork, as there is a risk of trichinosis disease.

Other risks

Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. They are mainly found in rural areas in the Danube basin west of Belgrade. In addition to the protective measures mentioned above, a vaccination is also possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. rabies occurs. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.



1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

Credit cards

International credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are accepted in some restaurants and shops in larger cities. Diners Club and American Express are rarely accepted.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. International bank cards (also German, Austrian and Swiss bank cards etc.) can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and financial institutions.Warning: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank before they travel whether they can use their card.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Kosovo.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.00-19.00 and Sat 08.00-12.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

Dinar import and export is allowed up to 120,000 Dinar, but only in banknotes of up to 1,000 Dinar. Larger amounts may only be imported if there is a bank receipt certifying that the money was purchased abroad. The import of foreign currencies must be declared from the equivalent of €10,000. Their export is permitted up to the amount declared upon import.

Currency Exchange

It is advisable to take cash with you (euros and US dollars) and exchange it only at official local offices.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

Kosovo Money