Information for tourists in Albania about COVID19

Current travel situation in Albania

At the moment there are canceled all flights from Tirana to Italy and vice versa. The flights are continuing in other destinations, but with huge limitations. Please check for information at http://www.tirana-airport.com/

Parks desinfected in Tirana to prevent Covid19 outbreak;

All ferry travels from Durres and Vlora to all Italy ports are cancelled .

Currently all public activities in Albania are cancelled for two weeks.

Public transport is operating normally, but people are asked not to use them frequently.  Bars, restaurants are asked to arrange the distance of tables from each other in more than 2 meters, and chairs with distance 1 m from each other.

For the moment, museums, Shopping Centers, supermarkets are open. People are advised to stay home and to go out only where is necesary. Schools, universities are closed until 23 March. All cultural activities are banned until 3 April.   A Bar in Tirana has used the #stayhome hashtag to warn its customers.

bars closed to Tirana to prevent Covid19 outbreak;

What can visitors expect?

There are currently medical checks and added security measures at airport and land borders with Albania and other neighboring countries. Please be patient and follow all the instruction of authorities when you enter in Albanian Border.

Visitors who have temperatures and problems in checking points there are obliged to follow instructions from medical staff.

How do I take precautions?

If you happen to have a cold, stay calm and take the same precautions you would if you had the flu. You have to stay at your home, hotel room for two weeks to quarantine yourself. Take care of your health and protect others by following the advice of the national health authorities:

  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your inner elbow.
  • Turn away from others coughing or sneezing.
  • Use paper tissues to contain your coughs and blow your nose.
  • Do not use a face mask. This is not helpful and can even increase the risk of contamination.

What to do with health complaints?

If you have a fever with respiratory symptoms, including coughing or shortness of breath, please contact 127 while you are staying in Albania. Reply to their questions and follow their instructions. Do not go to hospital. Stay where you are, and a medical staff will come to you.

Thank you!

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