Money and duty free for Kosovo
Currency and Money
Euro (€) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
In Serbian enclaves, particularly in the north, the predominant currency is Serbian Dinar (RSD) = 100 paras. Notes are in denominations of RSD5,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of RSD20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.
International credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are sometimes accepted, but this cannot be relied upon even in cities. Diners Club and American Express are not generally accepted.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared.
As elsewhere in the ex-Yugoslav republics, the most frequently exchanged currencies are the Euro and US Dollar (Pound Sterling is rarely used). Money should be changed through official exchange offices only. ATMs are not hard to find in Pristina, but more difficult (or impossible) in smaller towns and villages.
Kosovo duty free
The following list of items may be imported into Kosovo by travellers aged 17 and over without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of liqueurs, fortified or sparkling wine under 22% volume.
• 2L of wine.
• 50ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.
• Other goods to the value of €175.
Firearms and ammunition.