Albania

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. COVID test result is required unless you are either recovered or vaccinated.
Quarantine is required unless you are either recovered, vaccinated or negatively tested. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Albania?

+406 New COVID cases in Albania
+4 New COVID deaths in Albania
33.62% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

Basic facts about Albania

Albania is a small country located in Southern Europe. The capital of Albania is Tirana and the most spoken language is Albanian. The national currency in Albania is Albanian lek (ALL).

What taxi apps are available in Albania?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Albania. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Albanian lek (ALL)Official currency
1 EUR~121 ALL
1 USD~106.95 ALL

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Albania?

The official language of Albania is Albanian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Albanian. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Albanian words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Albania was ranked 43rd out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Albania?

There are 2 common plug types used in Albania:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Albania?

Currently, citizens of 86 countries can enter Albania without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Albania?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Albania.

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

Is it safe in Albania?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On September 13, 2021, the risk level for Albania was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Albania

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Albania?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 1L of distilled beverages and spirits of an alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 22% ABV; non-denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% ABV and over
  • 2L of distilled beverages and spirits, and aperitifs with a wine or alcoholic base, tafia, sake‚ or similar beverages, of an alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 22% ABV; sparkling wines, liqueur wines: two liters, or a proportional assortment of these different products
  • 2L of still wines two liters
  • 10L of beer

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos (cigars of a maximum weight of three grams each), or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of smoking tobacco
  • or a proportional assortment of these different products

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Albania:

GreeceMontenegroNorth MacedoniaSerbia
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