Information for tourists about coronavirus

Current travel situation in Albania

At the moment there are canceled all flights from Tirana to other destinations. The borders are closed. Please check for information at

All ferry travels are cancelled. Albania is in totally lock down.  Bar, restaurants, museums, galleries, theaters are temporary closed.

Now citizens can go out to do their shop every day from 5 am to 13.00 pm. After that no one can go out the house. The Sunday is total curfew. To get a permission to go out you have to apply with your ID card at www. Only one person from each family can go out. The elders are totally banned to leave the house, while are encouraged all other citizens to help their elder parents, or neighbors with shopping food and medicines.

What can visitors expect?

There are currently medical checks and added security measures at airport and land borders with Albania and other neighboring countries. Please be patient and follow all the instruction of authorities when you enter in Albanian Border. If you have remained in neutral area, please call Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or write at

How do I take precautions?

If you happen to have a cold, stay calm and take the same precautions you would if you had the flu. You have to stay at your home, hotel room for two weeks to quarantine yourself. Take care of your health and protect others by following the advice of the national health authorities:

  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your inner elbow.
  • Turn away from others coughing or sneezing.
  • Use paper tissues to contain your coughs and blow your nose.
  • Do not use a face mask. This is not helpful and can even increase the risk of contamination.

What to do with health complaints?

If you have a fever with respiratory symptoms, including coughing or shortness of breath, please contact 127 while you are staying in Albania. Reply to their questions and follow their instructions. Do not go to hospital. Stay where you are, and a medical staff will come to you.

Thank you!

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on Mar 11, 2020