*Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). All land borders are open. However neighbouring countries may have different entry and exit restrictions on their side of the border. You should check before travelling.
Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans. If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the local immigration authorities or the nearest Albanian Embassy/Consulate. You should also check with your airline or travel company for the latest information.
*Quarantine and testing requirements: All travellers entering Albania from Greece and North Macedonia must quarantine at their accommodation for two weeks.
If you are a foreign national travelling to Kosovo from Albania, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are a foreign national travelling from Albania and transiting Kosovo you will be asked to sign a declaration and you should leave the country within 3 hours from entering it. A negative RT-PCR test less than 72 hours old is required for all foreign nationals entering Kosovo from countries with a high number of COVID-19 cases, marked as red or orange (more than 60 cases per 100,000) on the official ECDC map. You should arrange to take a private test.
If you are a foreign national with a Greek, UR or another EU/EFA state (or Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation and Israel) residence permit and are travelling to Greece from Albania you must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) (in English) and must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted within the 72 hour period before your arrival time in Greece. If you’re a British national who resides in Albania, you’re likely to be refused entry to Greece due to measures put in place by the Greek authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Foreign nationals who are resident in Albania and are travelling to Montenegro are exempt from the requirement for a test or proof of vaccination, but only if they enter Montenegro from that country and have not travelled elsewhere in the last 14 days. If you are a foreign national travelling to North Macedonia from Albania, there is no requirement to self-isolate or provide a PCR test upon entry to North Macedonia.
*Moving around in Albania: For information on entering Albania, see Entry Requirements. If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities.
The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. With effect from 12 April, a night time curfew from 10pm to 6am will be in place.
Other than the night-time curfew, there are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. With effect from 6 May, universities are open for consultations and exams. Elementary and high schools remain open with pupils attending classes physically.
*Public places and businesses: From 12 April, bars and restaurants must close by 10pm as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.