Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Albania

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Albania’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to Albania, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

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.

There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the festive period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities.

You should avoid any political rallies or demonstrations and follow the advice of the local authorities as there is always a possibility they could turn violent.

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

Terrorist attacks in Albania can’t be ruled out. 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.