In their travel advisory published on January 10, US State Department warned citizens that Kosovo is a “High-Risk Area”.

“Exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk,” reads travel advisory published on website.

“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Balkans region, including Kosovo. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. In addition, politically motivated violence occurs throughout Kosovo,” travel advisory reads, adding that “U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.”