Albania travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Albania 🇦🇱

Albania is part of Europe with main city at Tirana. Its Developed country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Lek. The languages spoken are Albanian. the Republic of Albania is the formal name of Albania It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~7.56 °C   🌧 ~130.65 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

Political protests have been taking place regularly in central Tirana in 2019. Avoid large crowds, protests and demonstrations as they can turn violent. See Safety and security We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in Albania.

issued date: May 25, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Albania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Albanian

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Albania uses the Albanian lek (symbol: L), code ALL.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 lekë. Lek is subdivided into 100 qindarkës. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 lekë.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Albania. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Albania is on average 5.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Albania is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,017.91 ALL, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: ALBtelecom, Telekom or Vodafone. Albania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Albania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Albania, dial +, then 355 (the country code for Albania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Albania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Albania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: November 14, 2019