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COVID-19 Vacc. -38.56%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
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Flights from/to United Kingdom are suspended
Flights from the United Kingdom are suspended.

Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom with indirect flights are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Flights from/to United Kingdom are suspended
Flights from the United Kingdom are suspended.

Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom with indirect flights are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry regulations lifted on 1 July 2020.

Quarantine

Self Isolation- subject to origin.

Incoming travelers from Greece and North Macedonia are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days. All travellers enering Kosovo from Albania 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. 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.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.
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

Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-07-22
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 1109785
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 8240
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 38.56
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 2863

Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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  • Albania Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entering Albania from the UK: Regulations related to COVID-19 have been lifted
    *Quarantine and testing requirements if you’re travelling to neighbouring countries from Albania: If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Kosovo or North Macedonia there is no requirement to self-isolate, nor provide a PCR test nor provide a proof of vaccination upon entry to Kosovo or North Macedonia.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Montenegro you are exempt from the requirement to have a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination, but only if you have not travelled elsewhere in the previous 15 days.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Greece you can enter it only by the following land borders: Kakavia and Qafë-Botë. Travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 11:59pm (Greek local time) on the day before arriving in Greece. You must provide either: proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece; proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight; or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations (i.e. complete vaccine) completed at least 14 days before travel. Travellers with proof of either are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival in Greece. Failure to provide proof of either will likely result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: For information on entering Albania,
    If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The wearing of face masks is mandatory only indoors excluding whilst in bars and restaurants. With effect from 01 July, a night time curfew from 12am (midnight) 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.
    *Public places and businesses: From 01 July, bars and restaurants must close by 12am (midnight) as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    19.07.2021
  • Albania Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entering Albania from the UK: Regulations related to COVID-19 have been lifted
    *Quarantine and testing requirements if you’re travelling to neighbouring countries from Albania: If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Kosovo or North Macedonia there is no requirement to self-isolate, nor provide a PCR test nor provide a proof of vaccination upon entry to Kosovo or North Macedonia.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Montenegro you are exempt from the requirement to have a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination, but only if you have not travelled elsewhere in the previous 15 days.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Greece you can enter it only by the following land borders: Kakavia and Qafë-Botë. Travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 11:59pm (Greek local time) on the day before arriving in Greece. You must provide either: proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece; proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight; or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations (i.e. complete vaccine) completed at least 14 days before travel. Travellers with proof of either are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival in Greece. Failure to provide proof of either will likely result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The wearing of face masks is mandatory only indoors excluding whilst in bars and restaurants. With effect from 01 July, a night time curfew from 12am (midnight) 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.
    Public places and businesses: From 01 July, bars and restaurants must close by 12am (midnight) as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    09.07.2021
  • Albania Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entering Albania from the UK: Regulations related to COVID-19 have been lifted
    *Quarantine and testing requirements if you’re travelling to neighbouring countries from Albania: If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Kosovo or North Macedonia there is no requirement to self-isolate, nor provide a PCR test nor provide a proof of vaccination upon entry to Kosovo or North Macedonia.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Montenegro you are exempt from the requirement to have a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination, but only if you have not travelled elsewhere in the previous 15 days.
    If you are a British national travelling from Albania to Greece you can enter it only by the following land borders: Kakavia and Qafë-Botë. Travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 11:59pm (Greek local time) on the day before arriving in Greece. You must provide either: proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece; proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight; or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations (i.e. complete vaccine) completed at least 14 days before travel. Travellers with proof of either are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival in Greece. Failure to provide proof of either will likely result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *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.

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    01.07.2021
  • Albania Latest news: Albanian government allows resumption of flights between Albania and the UK from 12 April (Exit News, 11.04.2021). Tirana International Airport expected to resume for commercial flights on 9 April (Reuters, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *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.

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    06.05.2021
  • Albania Latest news: Albanian government allows resumption of flights between Albania and the UK from 12 April (Exit News, 11.04.2021). Tirana International Airport expected to resume for commercial flights on 9 April (Reuters, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *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 British national travelling to Kosovo from Albania, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. A negative RT-PCR test less than 72 hours old is required for all other 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 British 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.
    For further details on COVID-19 testing requirements from the Greek authorities you can visit the FCDO Travel Advice for Greece.
    If you are a British national travelling to Montenegro from all countries you must provide a negative PCR test from a registered lab, taken within 72 hours of travel to enter Montenegro, or a positive serology test on IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Children under the age of 5 do not require a test. Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days ago. British nationals who are resident in Albania 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 British national travelling to North Macedonia from Albania, there is no requirement to self-isolate or provide a PCR test upon entry to North Macedonia.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: 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. Elementary and high schools in several cities with the highest concentration of Coronavirus cases (including Tirana) will conduct online classes until further notice.
    *Public places and businesses: From 12 April, bars and restaurants must close by 10pm as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    20.04.2021
  • Albania Latest news: Albanian government allows resumption of flights between Albania and the UK from 12 April (Exit News, 11.04.2021). Tirana International Airport expected to resume for commercial flights on 9 April (Reuters, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: 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. Elementary and high schools in several cities with the highest concentration of Coronavirus cases (including Tirana) will conduct online classes until further notice.
    *Public places and businesses: From 12 April, bars and restaurants must close by 10pm as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    12.04.2021
  • Albania Latest news: Tirana International Airport expected to resume for commercial flights on 9 April (Reuters, 08.04.2021). All flights canceled at Tirana airport as air traffic controllers go on strike on 7-8 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Commercial airlines are operating from Tirana. Travelling to the airport: Public transport and taxis are operating as normal.
    *Entry Requirements: As of 22 December 202, the Albanian government suspended all flights to and from Great Britain. There will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine (self-isolate) for all travelers who enter Albania by air, land, or sea who initiated their travel from Great Britain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania. 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. Elementary and high schools in several cities with the highest concentration of Coronavirus cases (including Tirana) will conduct online classes until further notice.
    *Public places and businesses: From 12 April, bars and restaurants must close by 10pm as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    11.04.2021
  • Albania International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Commercial airlines are operating from Tirana. Travelling to the airport: Public transport and taxis are operating as normal.
    *Entry Requirements: As of 22 December 202, the Albanian government suspended all flights to and from Great Britain. There will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine (self-isolate) for all travelers who enter Albania by air, land, or sea who initiated their travel from Great Britain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania. 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. A night time curfew from 8pm to 6am is currently in place to bring the pandemic back under control. Other than the night-time curfew, there are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Elementary and high schools in several cities with the highest concentration of Coronavirus cases (including Tirana) will conduct online classes until further notice.
    *Public places and businesses: Bars and restaurants must close by 8pm as per the curfew. However, delivery services remain available.

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    12.02.2021
  • Albania Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial airlines are operating from Tirana. Travelling to the airport: Public transport and taxis are operating as normal.
    *Entry Requirements: As of 22 December 202, the Albanian government suspended all flights to and from Great Britain. There will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine (self-isolate) for all travelers who enter Albania by air, land, or sea who initiated their travel from Great Britain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities. On 15 October, the government made the wearing of face masks in public mandatory. A night time curfew from 10pm to 6am was introduced on 11 November in a further attempt to bring the pandemic back under control. Other than the night-time curfew, there are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Schools are operating but Universities are conducting tuition virtually and will do so until at least the first week in December.
    *Public places and businesses: Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Lounge bars, pubs and night clubs are closed until further notice. Music in bars can only be played until 8pm.

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    14.01.2021
  • Albania Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial airlines are operating from Tirana. Travelling to the airport: Public transport and taxis are operating as normal.
    *Restrictions in response to coronavirus: Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which remains closed until a further notice from the Montenegrin authorities.If you are travelling to Greece from Albania you must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before your arrival in Greece. The form is online, in English. You may also have to comply with other requirements from the Greek authorities, including testing and self-isolation. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities. On 15 October, the government made the wearing of face masks in public mandatory. A night time curfew from 10pm to 6am was introduced on 11 November in a further attempt to bring the pandemic back under control. Other than the night-time curfew, there are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Schools are operating but Universities are conducting tuition virtually and will do so until at least the first week in December.
    *Public places and businesses: Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Lounge bars, pubs and night clubs are closed until further notice. Music in bars can only be played until 8pm.

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    07.01.2021
  • Albania International Restrictions:
    Commercial airlines are operating from Tirana. Travelling to the airport: Public transport and taxis are operating as normal.
    *Restrictions in response to coronavirus: Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which remains closed until a further notice from the Montenegrin authorities.If you are travelling to Greece from Albania you must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before your arrival in Greece. The form is online, in English. You may also have to comply with other requirements from the Greek authorities, including testing and self-isolation. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Albania: If you’re in Albania, you should adhere to instructions and follow the advice of the local authorities. On 15 October, the government made the wearing of face masks in public mandatory. A night time curfew from 10pm to 6am was introduced on 11 November in a further attempt to bring the pandemic back under control. Other than the night-time curfew, there are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Schools are operating but Universities are conducting tuition virtually and will do so until at least the first week in December.
    *Public places and businesses: Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Lounge bars, pubs and night clubs are closed until further notice. Music in bars can only be played until 8pm.

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    23.11.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) resumed on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial airlines are operating. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which remains closed until a further notice from the Montenegrin authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 1 June, the Government of Albania lifted the restrictions which had been put in place because of COVID-19. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which is closed until further notice from the Montenegrin authorities. There are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. All schools remain closed until further notice. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Lounge bars, pubs and night clubs are closed until further notice. Music in bars can only be played until 8pm. All schools remain closed until further notice.

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    29.07.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will resume on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial airlines are operating. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which remains closed until a further notice from the Montenegrin authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 1 June, the Government of Albania lifted the restrictions which had been put in place because of COVID-19. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Montenegro which is closed until further notice from the Montenegrin authorities. There are currently no restrictions on movement within Albania. Public transport and taxis are operating as normal. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. All schools remain closed until further notice. Businesses, bars, hotels and restaurants are open with some restrictive measures. Lounge bars, pubs and night clubs are closed until further notice. Music in bars can only be played until 8pm. All schools remain closed until further notice.

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    21.07.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will resume on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    All maritime and air borders have reopened. Commercial flights returned to Albania on 15 June 2020. The Government of Albania has declared that only European Union residents and nationals are eligible to board these outbound flights to the EU at this time. This restriction does not apply to passengers traveling to Serbia or Turkey.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Albanian government announced: Preschools and kindergartens reopened on 1 June 2020. 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 for children, gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, internet cafes, cultural centers, and entertainment centers reopened on 1 June 2020.
    Beaches are open. Outdoor exercise is permitted. Libraries and museums are open. Public transportation has resumed with limited service and social distancing. All maritime and air borders have reopened.

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    15.07.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will resume on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    All maritime and air borders have reopened. Commercial flights returned to Albania on 15 June 2020. The Government of Albania has declared that only European Union residents and nationals are eligible to board these outbound flights to the EU at this time. This restriction does not apply to passengers traveling to Serbia or Turkey.Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Greece which remains closed until a further notice from the Greek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Albanian government announced: Preschools and kindergartens reopened on 1 June 2020. 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 for children, gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, internet cafes, cultural centers, and entertainment centers reopened on 1 June 2020.
    Beaches are open. Outdoor exercise is permitted. Libraries and museums are open. Public transportation has resumed with limited service and social distancing. All maritime and air borders have reopened.

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    14.07.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will resume on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

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    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    On 1 June, the Government of Albania lifted the restrictions which had been put in place because of COVID-19. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Greece which is expected to open on 1 July.
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    25.06.2020
  • Albania All regular international flights from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will resume on June 22. (FG, 21.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

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    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    On 1 June, the Government of Albania lifted the restrictions which had been put in place because of COVID-19. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Greece which is expected to open on 1 July.
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    21.06.2020
  • Albania Tirana International Airport reopens for flights to, from Vienna, Belgrade, Frankfurt and Athens (SEE News, 16.06.2020)

    Flights to Albania are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights arriving from Austria, Greece and Serbia.
    – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST).
    – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul until further notice.
    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    On 1 June, the Government of Albania lifted the restrictions which had been put in place because of COVID-19. Land borders are open with the exception of the border with Greece which is expected to open on 1 July.
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    19.06.2020
  • Albania Tirana International Airport reopens for flights to, from Vienna, Belgrade, Frankfurt and Athens (SEE News, 16.06.2020)

    Flights to Albania are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights arriving from Austria, Greece and Serbia.
    – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST).
    – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul until further notice.
    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Albania reopened its land borders and and let people move around freely from Monday 1 June. (Reuters, 01.06.2020)
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    16.06.2020
  • Albania Commercial flight activity will resume in Albania on June 15, when Austrian Airlines will re-open flights between Tirana and Vienna, Austria. (OSAC, 03.06.2020)

    Flights to Albania are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST).
    – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul until further notice.
    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Albania reopened its land borders and and let people move around freely from Monday 1 June. (Reuters, 01.06.2020)
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    03.06.2020
  • Albania Albania reopened its land borders and and let people move around freely from Monday 1 June. (Reuters, 01.06.2020)

    Flights to Albania are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST).
    – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul until further notice.
    All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday.
    All travellers from Italy are barred entry.
    There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Mass transport, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, swimming pools, weddings, conferences and public hearings won’t reopen until June 23.
    It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas.
    No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.
    Parks, internet centres and gyms also opened on Monday 1 June under new hygiene guidelines.

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    01.06.2020
  • Albania Albanian tourism will resume from 1 June, government will reopen some land borders for its nationals (Reuters, 26.05.2020) Flights to Albania are suspended. – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST). – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul until further notice. A state of emergency is in place. Until 23/06/2020. All ferries from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. Until further notice All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. In red zones (Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Kruja and Kurbin), a curfew is in place between 21.00 and 05.00 Monday-Friday. In green zones citizens may move freely without permission and without a curfew Monday-Friday. All travellers from Italy are barred entry. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports). All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries. Until 01/06/2020.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. (LINK) Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30. Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed. It is compulsory countrywide to wear a facemask when in public places. Relaxation in restrictions Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.

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    27.05.2020
  • Albania Government continues to loosen COVID-19 related restrictions (OSAC, 18.05.2020) Flights to Albania are suspended. – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST). – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul. All ferries to/from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to selfquarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports). All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. (LINK) Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30. Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed. Relaxation in restrictions Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.

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    25.05.2020
  • Albania Government continues to loosen COVID-19 related restrictions (OSAC, 18.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Tirana airport are suspended, with the exception of Air Albania’s humanitarian flights to and from Istanbul. All ferries to/from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports). All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. (LINK) Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30. Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed. Relaxation in restrictions Shopping centres, hairdressers and dentists are open and people will be allowed to travel by car without a permit from 11 May. Bars and restaurants are open but serve only in their outdoor spaces, respecting social distancing until 17.30 (when the night curfew starts), from 19 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom. No time restriction for movement in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside in green areas. No more permit needed to go outside from 5.00 until 21.00 during the week in red areas (Durres, Kruja and Kurbin, Shkoder and Tirana). Movement in and out of red zones is banned.

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    21.05.2020
  • Albania Flights to Albania are suspended. – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST). – This does not apply to repatriation and emergency flights.

    International restrictions:

    All ferries to/from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended. All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 14 days prior to arrival are ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports). All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries.

    Internal restrictions:

    Albania has extended its state of emergency until 23 June. Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown. Individuals are only allowed to leave their homes from 05.00 to 17.30 during the week to visit grocery stores, pharmacies and banks. All movement is prohibited outside of those periods, including both vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement. On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out. Private car traffic and interurban transport will be banned across eight cities: Durres, Elbasan, Fier, Lezha, Lushnje, Shkodra, Tirana and Vlor. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30. Taxis are allowed to move between cities. Textile manufacturers and call centres, as well as all activities within shopping malls not related to bakeries, groceries and pharmaceutical services are closed until further notice. Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed. Relaxation in restrictions: Taxis will be allowed to travel between cities from 4 May. More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom.

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    18.05.2020
  • Albania

    International restrictions:

    All ferries to/from Northern Italy and all red areas remain suspended.
    All travellers entering the country who have travelled to WHO high-risk regions for COVID-19 14 days prior to arrival are ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days. All travellers from Italy are barred entry until further notice. There are sanitary checks at all border controls (land, airports, ports).
    All land borders are closed except for goods transport with neighbouring countries.

    Internal restrictions:

    Banks, construction firms, call centres, grocery shops and supermarkets, transport companies, bakeries, pharmaceutical services and textiles manufacturers remain open during the lockdown.
    Individuals are only allowed to leave their homes from 05.00 to 17.30 during the week to visit grocery stores, pharmacies and banks. All movement is prohibited outside of those periods, including both vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement. On weekends, curfew is extended from Friday 17.30 until Monday 05.00. Exceptions are made for healthcare workers and for the transport of food items, supplies and medicine. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at a time, for a maximum of 90 minutes; the ‘exit permit’ can be obtained by sending an SMS to 55155. The elderly and retirees are no longer permitted to go out.
    Private car traffic and interurban transport will be banned across eight cities: Durres, Elbasan, Fier, Lezha, Lushnje, Shkodra, Tirana and Vlor. Roads connecting Tirana and Durres to other parts of the country are closed and public transportation is closed between/within the two cities. Vehicles will only be permitted if individuals obtain an authorisation from traffic police; only essential workers will be allowed to do so and drive only from 05.00 until 08.00 and from 16.00 until 17.30.
    Textile manufacturers and call centres, as well as all activities within shopping malls not related to bakeries, groceries and pharmaceutical services are closed until further notice.
    Public and private activities (sport, cultural activities, conferences etc) and mass gatherings in closed or open places are cancelled until further notice. Likewise, schools remain closed.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Taxis will be allowed to travel between cities from 4 May.
    More than 600 business activities have restarted including farming, repair shops, mining, fishing, food and fish processing as well as other retailers. High schools will open from 18 May until 5 June for graduating students. No more than 15 students per classroom.

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    07.05.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Institute of Public Health/
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