Albanian Flag

Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Albania Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Albania is (relatively) safe

Advertising

Local Situation: 1.5 / 5

Travelling Albania is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.2 / 5

Albania shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Albania), the Advisory Index is 1.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Greece (1.5), Montenegro (1), Macedonia with 1 and Serbia with 1 (of 5).

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 1.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
Flag of Canada

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
Flag of United States

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.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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

Normal precautions

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/albania/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
Flag of New Zealand

Exercise increased caution in Albania due to the threat of terrorism.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/albania

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

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Albania that that a spate of violent protests are taking place with police also using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd. These protests has been systematically going on every week since mid-February calling for the holding of general elections. In view ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Albania.

Changes from July 11th 2019

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

Flag of United States

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:

Flag of United States

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.

Albanian flag

Flag of Albania

Introduction Video

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 sq,el
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 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 of 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 1,5 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Albania is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Albania?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Albania.

How many advisories do you know for Albania?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 4 active advisories for Albania.