In the early 20th century, Kosovo was integrated into Serbia. Following years of conflict and war, Kosovo finally declared its independence and become a separate country in February 2008. However, Serbia did not recognise Kosovo’s independence. In fact, to this day, Serbia considers Kosovo to be part of their country. For these reasons, the authorities in Serbia don’t recognise border crossing points from Kosovo to be approved ‘international’ crossing points. This causes a lot of difficulties for travellers when entering Serbia from Kosovo. If you're thinking of visiting both countries, it's best to plan your journey in advance.
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Unsurprisingly, there are no direct flights from Serbia to Kosovo and vice versa. The only way to travel from one country to another is by car or by bus. Here's some information on how to travel from Serbia to Kosovo and the other way round., which will help you decide the best route to take.
Entering Kosovo From Serbia
When you arrive in Serbia you will be given a stamp on your passport. There have been some situations where tourists didn’t get one. Check at the border if you got one, and if not - request one. It’s possible to travel from Serbia to Kosovo and then return back to Serbia. You may have problems such as face charges of illegal immigration or pay a fine, if you try to exit Serbia without an entry stamp. If you’re staying in a hostel, they will ask and register which border point you’ve crossed. through to get to Serbia They will also provide you with a card confirming where you are staying in case a police would stop you. You need to hold on to it and don't lose it!
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