Updated 6 December 2021
The government of Albania informs all foreign citizens interested in travelling to Albania, the entry restrictions have changed as below:
Starting from 6th September, all the citizens who enter the Republic of Albania must meet one of the following three conditions:
1. Have a vaccination passport, where at least two weeks have passed from the date of full vaccination.
2. Have a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours.
3. Have proof of passing Sars-Cov2 infection, which is valid for up to 6 months after healing.
These rules are also valid for those citizens transiting through Albania.
Children up to 6 years old are not subject to these rules.
Albanian citizens who are residents in Albania, who return to Albania and do not have one of the above documents, must self-isolate for 10 days and inform the health authority to get a Covid test at the end of the isolation period.
Only traveling passengers will be allowed to enter airport building, avoiding being accompanied by family members, friends and relatives. These passengers must strictly comply with the wearing of the face masks, as recommended in the protocol of health safety measures.
Please note that only certificates and test results issued in English by a medical professional or public authority will be accepted.
Vaccination Certificate (e.g. “CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card” or Medical Certificate):
Inoculation with BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, or Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines.
Start of validity: at the day of full immunization = receipt of 2 doses of BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm or Sinovac. The exception is Johnson& Johnson, which requires only one dose for full effect. Persons, who have only received the first dose of those vaccines will have to present either negative PCR or rapid/antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 with the sample taken no earlier than 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (rapid/antigen) prior to entering Austria.
End of validity: 270 days after the second/only inoculation
Certificate of Recovery (or Medical Certificate):
Confirmation of the patient’s recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days issued by a medical professional or public authority,
OR a positive test for COVID-19 antibodies not older than 90 days
COVID-19 Test Result (or Medical Certificate):
PCR or rapid/antigen test for SARS-CoV-2;
Sample taken no earlier than 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (rapid/antigen test) prior to entering in Albania.
Test results must include: full name and date of birth of the tested person; date and time of the sampling; test result; bar-/QR-code or stamp and signature of testing facility.
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