Albania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 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: There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Albania, however quarantine may apply in specific cases when ordered by health authorities.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 06.09.2021
1. Passengers entering or transiting through Albania must have:
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Albania residing in Albania;
– passengers who are 6 years or younger.
2. Nationals of Albania residing in Albania without:
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival, are subject to self-isolation for 10 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Effective September 6, 2021, all passengers who transit or apply to enter the Republic of Albania, ages six or older must meet one of the following three conditions:

• Submit a vaccination passport where the date of full vaccination is no later than two weeks from the date of entry in Albania.
• Have a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours, or
• Alternatively, may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 6 months preceding travel.
• Citizens residing in Albania who return and do not have one of the above documents must self-isolate themselves for 10 days and inform the health authority to perform a test at the end of the isolation period.
 

Lockdown Details

The Albanian government announced (newest on top):

Effective September 1, 2021, the daily curfew will be from 11:00pm to 6:00am, until further notice. Bars, restaurants, fast food, and other similar activities are prohibited from operating between 11:00pm and 6:00am, except for delivery services. Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine up to 700,000 ALL (~ $7,000.00). 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.

Effective September 1, 2021 wearing a mask indoors is mandatory for any individual 11 years old and above, Wearing a mask outdoors is also mandatory when social distancing is not possible as per the standard 2 meters (~6 feet) distance. Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine up to 3,000 ALL.

As of June 15, 2021, gathering outdoors is permitted up to 50 individuals.

As of 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