Message to U.S. Citizens

Location:  Tirana, Albania

Subject: Travel Advisory for Albania updated from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) on March 21, 2022.

Albania – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Albania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Albania due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Albania due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Albania.

Country Summary: Albanian law enforcement’s ability to protect and assist travelers is limited in some areas, especially in remote regions. There has been targeted violence associated with illicit drug networks and organized crime countrywide. Travelers should remain aware of their surroundings and the extent of police and emergency services in their area.

If you decide to travel to Albania:

Last Update: Reissued to update language regarding crime in Albania and COVID-19 information.

Assistance: