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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

Albania Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Albania

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Albania. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Albania shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Albania), the Advisory Index is 3.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (3.8), Montenegro (3.2), Greece with 3.1 and Macedonia with 2.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Albania

There are currently 383 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Albania. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 22 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Albania.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Albania

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Albania.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Albania from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Albania. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: The southern town of Lazarat due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/albania-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Allmänt tryggt resmål, undvik demonstrationer. Jordskalv och skogsbränder kan förekomma.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AL

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/albania

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Albania has confirmed cases of COVID-19. It has introduced a number of measures in response. These include restrictions on international and domestic travel; closure of shops except for food shops and pharmacies and suspension of public transport in a number of cities. Airports remain open, but commercial options are increasingly limited. If you wish to return ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/albania

Individual rating changes for Albania

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Albania. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Albania changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Albania changed from 2.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Albania to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Albania to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Albania changed from 1.5 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Albania changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Albania with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from July 11th 2019

The total rating for Albania changed from 1.8 to 1.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Albania to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from June 28th 2019

The total rating for Albania changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Albania to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Albania

Albania with its capital Tirana is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly smaller than Maryland (28,748 km²). The country is located Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north. The climate can be described as mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter. The landscape is mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast. With a population of about 3.62 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tirana
Population about 3.62 million
Size 28.748 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages Modern Greek, Albanian
Currency Lek (short: ALL)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +355
Internet Top Level Domain .al
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ALB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 8

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Albania is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents

Natural hazzards

  • destructive earthquakes
  • drought
  • floods
  • tsunamis occur along southwestern coast

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Albania. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparel
  2. basic metals
  3. cement
  4. chemicals
  5. clothing
  6. food
  7. footwear
  8. hydropower
  9. lumber
  10. mining

Agriculture products

  1. corn
  2. dairy products
  3. fruits
  4. goats
  5. grapes
  6. meat
  7. olive oil
  8. olives
  9. potatoes
  10. sheep

Albanian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Albania.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. asphalt
  3. cement
  4. clothing
  5. construction materials
  6. crude oil
  7. footwear
  8. fruits
  9. metallic ores
  10. metals

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Albania?

Albania is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Albania.

Is it safe to travel Albania in 2020?

Visiting the country Albania is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Albania?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Albania.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Albania?

There are currently 383 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Albania. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 22 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Albania.

What is the size of Albania?

Albania has a size of 28,748 km² or 11,100 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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