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Albania Has Reopened For Tourism – All Countries Welcome

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Albania officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing tourists from all countries and nations to enter without restrictions.

Albania started lifting restrictions on June 1st for its closest neighbors crossing via land borders, and finally lifted all entry restrictions and travel bans for air and sea borders as of July 1st.

All foreign citizens can now travel to Albania for the purposes of tourism.

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Below we have more detailed information about what’s open in Albania, the health and safety protocols tourists should know about, and any testing/quarantine rules or entry requirements that might be put into effect.

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Countries Allowed To Travel To Albania

All foreign citizens are now permitted to travel to Albania.

All normal ‘pre-covid’ entry requirements apply, like having a valid passport or Visa if necessary based on your nationality.

Temp UK Restriction: Flights from the UK are suspended until Feb 1, 2021. If passengers from the UK arrive on flights from another country, they must quarantine for 14 days. 

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Entry Requirements For Albania

No tests, no quarantines.

Albania’s borders are open for all nations to visit, but there are a few things travelers should know about entry requirements, even though they are pretty easy compared to other countries.

  • All passengers arriving to Albania should follow distancing protocol of 1.5 meters and wear face masks on the flight and in the airport.
  • In the arrivals area, all travelers will have their temperature measured with a calibrated thermometer
  • Persons tested with a temperature above 37.5 degrees are not allowed to enter the airport and additional verification procedures will be carried out for them. Persons with a temperature above 37.5 degrees will enter the special area of quarantine.

Masks in Albania:

As of October 15, 2020 wearing masks in both indoor and OUTDOOR public spaces is mandatory 

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Testing and Quarantine Protocols for Albania

None in effect. Currently there is no mandatory testing on arrival, no negative-PCR tests needed, and no quarantines for arrivals from certain countries.

Tests and/or quarantines will only be applied to symptomatic travelers.

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What’s Open in Albania

Throughout the summer mostly everything reopened in Albania.

Now come December, there are a few additional restrictions travelers should know about but the situation in Albania is not as strict as some other European nations.

  • Curfew is in effect from 10:00pm to 6:00am for non-essential movement
  • Restaurants can only operate past the 10pm curfew for delivery services
  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people
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Have Flights Resumed To Albania?

Yes, commercial fights resumed June 15 from select countries, and reopened to most other destinations by June 22.

There are direct flights to many European cities into Tirana daily.

Some examples of cities Tirana currently flies direct to include: London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Kyiv, Belgrade, and Budapest.

Airlines offering the most availability include: Wizz Air, Air Albania and Albawings.

If you need to transit through the EU to get to Albania, read our EU transit airport guide.

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Visiting Albania

Albania is situated between Greece and Montenegro on stunning Adriatic and Ionian coastlines. Visitors will love the variety of beautiful beaches, cities with historical ruins, and towns perched in the mountains. 

The official currency is the Albanian Lek, but Euros are widely accepted as well. 

All visitors should have valid travel insurance when visiting Albania.

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Land Borders in Albania

It has been reported that all land borders have reopened in Albania, with the exception of the Montenegro land border. 

Read More: See our complete guide of countries now reopen for international tourism, which countries are open for British, Canadian and American tourists, and travel insurance that covers covid.

Sources: Interview with the Embassy of Albania / Albania Border Police / Iata / US embassy in Albania

Disclaimer: Albania’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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Article originally published July 11, 2020 with frequent updates.


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louie

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

which is the current situation in albania?can italian peoples come to albania?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

As the article says, all countries can are welcome to visit Albania for tourism

Esteban C

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Kashlee you rock, I love how you are helping everyone! I imagine that the country is still open for all countries?

Thank you

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Thanks so much Esteban! :) Yes, Albania is still open to all. There is only a temporary restriction on the UK until Feb 28, 2021

Grace

Friday 4th of December 2020

Hello. Im from Philippines planning to visit my financè next year. Can I use my c1d visa or I need to get an albanian visa?

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 5th of December 2020

I am only knowledgeable in covid-entry requirements and I don't know normal visa requirements for each country and each potential nationality, sorry :) It would be best to ask the consulate

Grace

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi. I am from Philippines. I have c1d . And Schengen visa. But I don't know if I can use that one to enter in albania. I am a seaferer just want to visit my fiancè in January. Do you think I still need to get albanian visa? Thank you do much

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Albania is not part of Schengen, so if your citizenship requires a visa, you will need to get one.

Paolo

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Hi Kashlee, I am italian citizen coming for business to Tirana from Milan via flight, then will need to cross land border with Montenegro via car and then come back to Tirana to flight back to Milan. Are land border to Montenegro open for italian citizen without any restrictions? Many thanks in advance.

Grallari

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I would also like to know this, and I think the writers on this website should get a raise, they are doing a mighty fine job at informing people