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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania
May 18, 2020

Location:  Albania

Event:  The Albanian government continues to loosen COVID-19-related restrictions throughout the country.  Tirana, Durres, Kavaja, Kurbin and Shkodra remain designated as “red zones” and have additional restrictions relative to the rest of the country.  Travel between red and green zones is still prohibited.

New changes that take effect on Monday, May 18, 2020, include:

  • Pedestrians and vehicles may circulate within red and green zones without permits.
  • The curfew in red zones is extended to 9:00 p.m. and there is no curfew in green zones.
  • Vehicles are not permitted on the roads on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Restaurants with outdoor seating areas are permitted to operate in both red and green zones.

Monitor Embassy Tirana’s website for more information on COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country.  Email ACSTirana@state.gov with questions.


  • Email ACSTirana@state.gov with the names, dates of birth, and passport numbers of all interested travelers.  U.S. permanent residents must also include their permanent resident card number.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.


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