Event: The U.S. Embassy urges you to arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless you are prepared to remain in Albania for an indefinite period. All land borders are closed and there is currently only one daily flight departing Albania, operated by Air Albania. There is no available information about how long the flight will continue to operate. The Air Albania flight departs Tirana for Istanbul, where you can connect to flights destined for the United States.
If you plan to depart Albania, the U.S. Embassy urges you to immediately contact Air Albania to purchase a ticket. Seating availability is limited. U.S. citizens can contact Air Albania at +355 4 224 6000 or https://www.airalbania.com.al.
When traveling to the airport, you may take a taxi between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. under the Government or Albania’s current driving restrictions. Green Taxi continues to operate and can transfer passengers in Tirana to the airport. You can contact Green Taxi at +355 69 800 2000 to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Be prepared to show copies of your airline ticket or flight itineraries at police check-points en route to the airport. Please note, only the driver and individuals with airline tickets may be in the vehicles – no guests are permitted.
Actions to Take:
- Contact Air Albania immediately at +355 4 224 6000 if you wish to depart Albania.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for up-to-date information on flight availability, conditions in Albania, and advice on how to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
- Visit the Albanian government COVID-19 website for updated information.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- 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.
- 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.
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