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Updated Travel Advisory for U.S. Citizens
August 24, 2021

Location:  Albania

Event:  On August 23, 2021, the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Albania.

Please see the Travel Advisory below:

Level 3: 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.

Exercise increased caution in:

If you decide to travel to Albania:

Lazarat-Exercise Increased Caution

The security situation in Lazarat remains volatile due to crime and violence associated with marijuana cultivation. Local police have limited ability to protect and assist travelers.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Lazarat as U.S government employees are prohibited from traveling there.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.