Albania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 05 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Increased screening measures and presence of medical personnel are in place when entering Albania.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine will only apply in specific cases when ordered by health authorities, as noted above.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.03.2021
1. Flights from the United Kingdom are suspended.
2. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom with indirect flights are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Albania’s land borders are now open for travel, but some neighbouring countries have travel restrictions in place. Before crossing the border make sure you check the restrictions in place in the relevant country as you could be denied entry.

All maritime and air borders have reopened.

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Albania, however quarantine may apply in specific cases when ordered by health authorities.

For information on entry/exit requirements, visit the page Entering and Residing in Albania (https://al.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/additional-resources/entering-and-residing/)
 

Lockdown Details

The Albanian government announced (newest on top):

The Ministry of Health announced updated movement restrictions that will go into effect starting April 12, 2021, until further notice.

There will be a daily curfew from 10:00pm to 6:00am.

Bars, restaurants, fast food, and other similar activities are prohibited from operating between 10:00pm and 6:00am, except for delivery services.

Public movement is restricted during these hours except for work reasons, health care emergencies, or urgent needs.

The e-Albania portal must be used for special permission to move during this time.

Starting April 12, 2021, direct civilian air traffic to and from Great Britain has resumed.

Starting November 17, 2020:
The Ministry of Health announced restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people until further notice. The measure includes a wide range of activities, such as: conferences/meetings, political gatherings, holiday parties, wedding ceremonies, or funerals.

Starting October 15, 2020:
— Wearing a mask in public areas, indoors and outdoors, for any individual 11 years old and above is mandatory.
— Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine up to 3,000 ALL.

Starting June 1, 2020:
— Preschools and kindergartens reopened.
— All cultural events and other large public gatherings in Albania are cancelled indefinitely.
— Professional sporting events have resumed, with no spectators allowed to attend.
— Malls and shops are open with strict social distancing guidelines in place.
— Hairdressers and dentists are open with strict social distancing guidelines in place.
— Restaurants and cafes are open.
— All indoor activity centers reopened.
— Beaches are open.
— Outdoor exercise is permitted.
— Libraries and museums are open.
— Public transportation has resumed.
— All maritime and air borders have reopened.
 

Sources

https://al.usembassy.gov/updates_covid19/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co