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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Albania

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This article was published on April 20, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Albania?

You can enter Albania now. Nevertheless, please note that some local COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

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Can I enter Albania if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Albania if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the last dose in your vaccination schedule.

As of March 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Albania:

  • AstraZeneca / Oxford 
  • Pfizer 
  • Coronavac 
  • Sputnik V

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

If you are vaccinated, you have to present:

  • A document confirming your vaccination status

Can I enter Albania if I am unvaccinated? 

You can enter Albania if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

If you are unvaccinated, present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR result taken no more than 72 hours or a negative antigen test result taken no more than 48 hours before entering Albania
  • Documentation of recovery from covid no more than 180 days old 

Can I leave Albania?

You can leave Albania regardless of your vaccination status. Please take your time to learn the entry requirements of your destination country. 

Can I leave Albania if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Albania.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Please ensure to learn the requirements concerning a negative test result of your destination in advance. 

Can I leave Albania if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Albania.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Albania currently

The COVID-19 situation is moderate in Albania. International travel to Albania is becoming safer due to a vaccination program and local regulations. 

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Is it safe to travel to Albania right now?

Your trip to Albania will be safe if you follow local regulations:

  • Wearing masks and keeping social distance in public places is mandatory 
  • Bars and restaurants open until 23:00
  • Night clubs are closed now

Is Tirana open for travel?

Currently, Tirana is open for travelers. COVID-19-related restrictions in the capital are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Albania?

As of March 2022, you are not obliged to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Albania.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Albania?

  • For travelers from the EU and Schengen Area — the EU Digital COVID Certificate is valid in Albania
  • For travelers outside of the EU and Schengen — please carry your paper documentation with you

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