Visa liberalization, Kurti: A great injustice was removed and an important right was won

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and Deputy Prime Minister Donika Gërvalla have held a press conference at Prishtina International Airport “Adem Jashari”, on the first day of the entry into force of visa liberalization for our country.

On this occasion, Kurti said that from today a great injustice is being removed, and an important right is being gained. As he also added that the passport of Kosovo has been strengthened.

He emphasized that today 50 citizens will travel to Vienna, who won this opportunity as part of the Government’s campaign.

“This day is an important day, a great injustice is being removed, and an important right is being gained, the right to travel without visas in the Schengen Area. And with it, the passport of the Republic of Kosovo is also being strengthened, with which our citizens will be able to travel without visas to 32 more countries. Strengthening our travel documents, in addition to everyday benefits, is strengthening our dignity as a country in the international arena. To mark this important achievement, the 50 citizens who won this opportunity in the framework of our information campaign will travel to Vienna today. We must enjoy this hard-earned right with responsibility, respect the requirements and criteria, because this is how we value and exalt our country. Wherever we travel, let’s remember and never forget that our home is our beloved Kosovo”, said Kurti.

Likewise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Donika Gërvalla added that all businesses will use the visa liberalization for investments as well as students and family members for various visits.

This morning in 2024, the government of Kosovo has organized the first visa-free trip for the 50 winners who won the trip to Vienna, Austria. This quiz was organized by the government of Kosovo for the European Union as part of an information campaign by the authorities for the liberalization of visas for Kosovo.

Visa liberalization enables citizens of Kosovo, who have biometric passports, to stay up to 90 days – within six months in any of the 27 member states of the Schengen area.