COVID-19 Information

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Last updated on 10/6/2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

For information on entry/exit requirements, please visit our web page “Entering and Residing in Albania.”

Quarantine Information 
  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?
COVID-19 Testing:
  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Albania? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • Airport Covid-19 PCR test:
    • Tirana International Airport offers a Covid-19 PCR test for travelers. For more information, visit their website.
  • Private Labs:
    • Individuals can also arrange private testing by going to a private testing lab. No symptoms or doctor’s order is required to arrange a private test, and no advance appointment is necessary.
    • According to the Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection, there are several private labs authorized to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing for administrative issues. For a full list, please see the Ministry of Health list here.
    • Hard copy letters of test results are provided within 24 to 72 hrs. You can arrange another method of delivery (e.g.: email or text) with the individual labs.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
  • Are vaccines available in Albania for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Albania?
    • According to Albanian health authorities, the government is currently administering multiple vaccines, including Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Gamaleya and Sinovac vaccines.
    • At this time U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals are not eligible to receive a vaccine locally unless they have an Albanian residency permit, an Albanian social security number, and are registered with the national health system. If you have a residency permit and an Albanian social security number, you can register for details about the vaccination process at Once you register you will be contacted with more information about receiving the vaccine.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Local Resources:

(Note: The below links to local resources are in Albanian language only.)

  • Medical Emergency Line: 127 (For suspected Coronavirus cases)
  • National Green Line 0-800-4040 (For Coronavirus general questions)

National Emergency Line: 112 (Equivalent of U.S. 911)