In light of recent changes in requirements for travel by air that may impact your plans and preparation for travel, the U.S. Embassy would like to make you aware of the below changes. As country-specific requirements may change rapidly, all air passengers should remain in close contact with their respective air carrier for the latest information. Airlines may have varied requirements, and may deny boarding to passengers who are not in compliance.
- Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel. See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and to see FAQ’s. For a list of testing labs in Tirana, and for up-to-date information, please see our COVID-19 page here.
- Beginning January 25, 2021, an FFP2 mask is mandatory on all Austrian Airlines flights to and from Austria. Community (fabric) masks and surgical masks will no longer be permitted. Passengers between 6 and 14 years of age and pregnant women can travel with normal mouth-nose protection.
- Beginning February 1, 2021, a medical protective mask (surgical mask or FFP2 mask or a mask with the KN95/N95 standard) is mandatory on all Lufthansa Group flights to and from Germany. Community (fabric) masks will no longer be permitted.