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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Albania
Data Last Updated: January 06, 2021

General Information

Open (Level 3)

As of June 15, Albania has reopened to all nationals and has restarted certain flights within Europe.

Enhanced screening and quarantine measures are being implemented. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. 

US Embassy in Albania Updates on Situation



Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Albania have mandated the use of facemasks in all indoor and outdoor public spaces from Oct. 15 as part of their efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Other measures still in force include a ban on large public gatherings and the closure of most entertainment and cultural facilities.

Nightclubs, discos, and other entertainment venues not classified as catering establishments are indefinitely barred from operating. Museums, cinemas, and other cultural or entertainment facilities are also closed. Social distancing must be observed in public wherever possible.

Since Dec. 24, the country has operated a curfew system, which includes restaurants and bars. 

Airlines & Transport

Commercial flights returned to Albania since June 15, 2020, with “Mother Teresa Airport” in Tirana accepting flights to and from the EU and Schengen Area Member States. Passengers on flights and in the airport are required to wear a mask.

In addition, authorities opened all land borders and lifted the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement. Public transport resumed in Tirana July 10.

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Albania started relaxing its restrictions as of June 1st for its closest neighboring countries crossing via land borders. And as of July 1st, Albania officially reopened its borders for tourism to welcome all tourists. That is to say, it also lifted all entry restrictions and travel bans for air and sea borders.

Visiting Albania

Firstly, Albania is located in Southeastern Europe bordering by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south.

In other words, this phenomenal Balkan country includes stunning mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, and beautiful beaches. Of course, to top it all off there are some of the world's UNESCO world heritage old towns.

Who Can Travel To Albania?

All foreign citizens from all countries and nations can now travel safely to Albania for the purpose of tourism. In other words, all the normal entry requirements are also back to normal: having a valid passport and a Visa if necessary.

Are There Mandatory Testing And Quarantine?

None.

Albania reopened its borders for tourism and it lifted all restrictions as well! This means no mandatory testing on arrival, no negative COVID-19 test result, and no quarantine from travelers arriving from certain countries.

Additional test and/or quarantine will only apply to symptomatic travelers with body temperatures above 37.5.

What Are The Entry Requirements For Albania?

  • Travelers arriving in Albania should strictly follow its social distancing protocol of 1.5 meters and wearing of face masks while on the flight and at the airport, for instance.
  • All arriving travelers will have their temperature checked after that.
  • To clarify, all passengers coming from EU flights who have been subjected to temperature measurement will be excluded from this procedure.
  • Certainly, all travelers with a temperature above 37.5 degrees will enter a special area of quarantine because they won't be allowed to enter the airport and additional verification procedures will be carried out for them.

What's Open In Albania?

The following are all open with strict social distancing guidelines in place and as a result:

  • Professional sporting events have resumed, with no spectators allowed to attend
  • Malls and shops
  • Hairdressers and dentists
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • All indoor activity centers for children, gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, internet cafes, cultural centers, and entertainment centers 
  • Beaches
  • Outdoor exercise is permitted
  • Libraries and museums
  • Public transportation
  • Most importantly and above all, all maritime and air borders

What Airlines Are Flying To Albania?

Meanwhile, commercial flights have resumed flying to Tirana from selected countries as of June 15, 2020.

In addition, any European Cities are now flying to Tirana daily and some of them are London, Zurich, Florence, Milan, Rome, Hamburg, Warsaw, Budapest, Athens, Prague, Berlin, and Paris. These are also some of the airlines that fly to Albania:

  • Air Albania
  • WizzAir
  • Freebird Airlines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • British Airways
  • Ukraine International
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines AG
  • Enter Air
  • Air Serbia

Check out Albania's travel status on our live map.

Sources: Tirana Airport | US Embassy in Albania | IATA


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Information for Non-Tourists

All visitors arriving to Albania should follow social distancing protocol of 1.5 meters and wear face masks on the flight and in the airport.

Persons tested with a temperature of about 37.5C, may be subject to testing, medical checks or quarantine.

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