Important COVID-19 travel guidance
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.
Coronavirus: stay up to date
- Find out how to return to the UK from Albania.
- See how to stay safely as a visitor if you cannot return
- See coronavirus travel advice for guidance on international travel
- Sign up for email alerts for Albania travel advice
There are currently commercial options available to return to the UK from Albania. See Return to the UK
The British Embassy continue to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British nationals in Albania. However, there is no access to the Embassy building for visitors at this time.
Over 120,000 British nationals visit Albania every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
From December to February severe weather may cause flooding, particularly in northern Albania. See Natural disasters
Public security is generally good, particularly in Tirana. Crime and violence does occur in some areas, but is not typically targeted at foreigners. Gun ownership is widespread. See Crime
When visiting hill towns on the northern border with Kosovo, you should exercise caution and heed warning signs about unexploded landmines and other unexploded ordnance. See Landmines
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Albania. See Terrorism
High levels of air pollution can occur in Albania. See Health
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.