Published on: 17 June 2021

Protocol to be followed by visitors entering the territory of Albania during the Covid-19 pandemics 2021

  1. The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs informs all foreign citizens interested in travelling to Albania, that there are no general entry restrictions, neither the Covid-19 test nor a special document is required.

 

  • For all citizens transiting through the territory of Albania by land or who travel by sea:
  • Citizens traveling by land to Albania should obtain prior information at the Embassies of the countries through which they have to transit,so they can be informed about the rules set by these countries in the framework of the pandemic or relevant entry/transit regulations.

           

  • Citizens traveling from third countries by air and using one of the International Airports for transit should know that:

They will be allowed to leave the airport transit area and/or will not be allowed to continue their journey if the next destination is another country of the Schengen Area, as it will not be considered a transit but entry into the Schengen Area. Therefore the airport authorities will return them to the departing countries.

 

  • All passengers who are allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Albania, in addition to complying with the protocols about airline international standards worldwide, must also follow and respect the rules listed below:
  • The passengers can access automated points at the airport which can provide them masks (which is mandatory indoors) and disinfectants;
  • In case passengers manifest symptoms, they will be asked to discontinue their travel and to comply with the rules of their domicile state.

 

  • Keep in mind the local measures that are currently in force:
  • Based on Order no. 218, dated 04.06.2021, on an amendment to Order no. 169, dated 05.06.2020, “The implementation of the Operation Protocol in air, road and sea transport in the framework of preventing COVID-19 pandemic for the tourist season 2021, aims to guarantee the well-being of tourist activity and to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection, inside and outside accommodation structures”.

 

  •  Starting from 15st of June 2021:
  • 28 summer health centers are opened in the tourist areas of Albania, which in addition to qualified staff, will be equipped with rapid tests and will come to the aid of suspected cases.
  • Outdoor gatherings will be allowed up to 50 people, following the protocol of rules and social distance, set by the Institute of Public Health Albania. http://www.ishp.gov.al/
  • Restricted public movement between 11.00 P.M to 06.00 A.M, except for health reasons or emergencies. The same restriction for bars and restaurant, except the delivery service.
  • The rule for mandatory masks outdoors is lifted but is still in force for indoors and public transportation. Night clubs remain closed, music is allowed till 10:00 P.M.

 

  • Starting from 01st of July 2021:
  • Restricted public movement between 00.00 A.M to 06.00 A.M, except for health reasons or emergencies. Music remains allowed till 10:00 P.M.
  • Sports championships, the activities of theatres, artistic, cultural performances, and conferences will be allowed with the presence of fans, with a reduced capacity of up to 30% according to the IPH protocol.

 

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