Recent experiences with going to Serbia after visiting Kosovo?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 17, 2012 12:40 PM Last Post By: photoby
Sep 1, 2012 3:29 AM
Recent experiences with going to Serbia after visiting Kosovo?Hi,
We are planning to visit Kosovo (by car) and later on the same trip we will travel through Serbia. Our itinerary will be Montenegro - Kosovo - Macedonia - Serbia. So we are NOT going directly from Kosovo to Serbia, because we know this has been a problem for the last couple of years. But we've heard that in July'12 even more strict guidelines were issued by Serbia, and that from that time on persons with Kosovan-stamped passports are not allowed to enter Serbia.
Does anyone have recent (!) experiences with crossing Serbian borders with a Kosovan stamp in your passport? Can you please give an approximate date with your experience?
Thanks for any info,
Sep 8, 2012 2:23 PM
1Hi, try and ask in Border of Kosovo to not stamp your passport the Serb border police mite ask few questions more than usual if u do have stamp. As for Macedonia and Montenegro they will try and find the way to Fine you for any possible thing so have some 10 Euros ready so that way you get going faster than argue with them. Green card is not valid in Kosovo and Macedonia so you need to pay 50 Euros each for the insurance. When you enter Kosovo from Montenegro the first city is the city of PEJA a must see place and the surroundings of it are spectacular.
Sep 16, 2012 2:08 AM
Sep 16, 2012 5:20 PM
3JUst went from Kosovo via macedonia to serbia by car (2 weeks ago) and had no problems this time. Al our passports (4 Belgian passports ) had Kosovar stamps in them and even though my husband is an albanian from Kosovo the serb police didn't make any problems.
If you are a foreigner the Serb police can be friendly ;-), just expect some hold up at the border because they don't feel like working very fast there at the Serbian side.
Sep 19, 2012 9:47 AM
Oct 7, 2012 12:51 PM
5I recently visited Kosovo (about 2 weeks ago) via Macedonia and my EU passport was never stamped by the Kosovan authorities entering or leaving. I guess it depends on the day how the border guards feel.
I originally landed in Belgrade and my passport was stamped there. When I flew back to the UK via Skopje a few days later I was briefly questioned by a guard as to where all the entry and exit stamps were in my passport. I told him the Serbian, Macedonian and Kosavan border guards never bothered and he readily accepted this.
I got the feeling if you are an EU passport holder it can be quite normal not to have your passport stamped. A similar thing happened last year.
Oct 17, 2012 12:40 PM
6I was in Kosovo with Land Rover August 2012, came in from Serbia near Novi Pazar and left via Peja (the northern road) to Montenegro. Kosovo does not stamp your passport but gives you a paper visa which is collected again when you leave the country. Green Card is not valid. The insurance office coming in from Serbia is in Mitrovica but I did not find it so I drove the entire time without insurance. Did not encounter any checkpoints but I also drove very carefully. Heavy police presence in Pristina looking to collect spot fines but otherwise only KFOR, which does not hassle you. Prizbin in the south is a great relaxing town with Ottoman flair and the canyon west of Teja leading to the former crossing into Montenegro is absolutely spectacular. Unfortunately you cannot continue over the pass but must return to Peja and take the northern road into Montenegro. All documents including car documents are checked carefully but I did not encounter any hassles at any border coming or going.
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