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Reviewed: 15 October 2013, 14:20 NZDT
Still current at: 06 December 2013
There is high risk to your security in North Mitrovica and the northern municipalities of Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these regions. Politically-motivated violence and civil unrest presents a risk to security in these areas.
There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Kosovo due to the potential for civil unrest and we advise caution.
The security situation is currently calm but remains unpredictable. New Zealanders in Kosovo are advised to maintain a high degree of personal security awareness at all times. We recommend you avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they have the potential to turn violent with little warning.
New Zealanders are advised to monitor local developments closely. Information on the security situation can be found on the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) website www.unmikonline.org [external website] or the NATO led Kosovo Force (KFOR) website www.nato.int/kfor [external website]. KFOR radio (96.6FM) also broadcasts security information.
Unexploded landmines and munitions remain along the Albania-Kosovo border and in rural areas. New Zealanders are advised to avoid all off-road travel and stay on clearly marked paths.
General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Kosovo should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Kosovo are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.