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Albania coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Albania. Albania is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Albania

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Albania is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, proof of a negative antigen test, taken within 48 hours before arrival, will also be accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive test result, taken within 180 days of departure.
Citizens residing in Albania who are arriving without a valid test result will be required to undergo quarantine for 10 days and inform the local health authority to schedule a test at the end of this period.

Other medical measures

Health screenings and temperature checks may be conducted on arrival. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the instructions of health officials, which may include a period of self-quarantine.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

A nationwide curfew is in place between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am. Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. Preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all indoor public spaces.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open until 11 pm. Delivery services can continue during curfew hours.

Bars

Bars are open until 11 pm. Delivery services can continue during curfew hours.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Albania

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Albania

The Albanian government announced (newest on top):
Effective September 1, 2021, the daily curfew will be from 11:00pm to 6:00am, until further notice. Bars, restaurants, fast food, and other similar activities are prohibited from operating between 11:00pm and 6:00am, except for delivery services. Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine up to 700,000 ALL (~ $7,000.00). Public movement is restricted during these hours except for work reasons, health care emergencies, or urgent needs. The e-Albania (https://e-albania.al/) portal must be used for special permission to move during this time.
Effective September 1, 2021 wearing a mask indoors is mandatory for any individual 11 years old and above, Wearing a mask outdoors is also mandatory when social distancing is not possible as per the standard 2 meters (~6 feet) distance. Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine up to 3,000 ALL. As of June 15, 2021, gathering outdoors is permitted up to 50 individuals. As of June 1, 2020: β€” Preschools and kindergartens reopened. β€” All cultural events and other large public gatherings in Albania are cancelled indefinitely. β€” Professional sporting events have resumed, with no spectators allowed to attend. β€” Malls and shops are open with strict social distancing guidelines in place. β€” Hairdressers and dentists are open with strict social distancing guidelines in place. β€” Restaurants and cafes are open. β€” All indoor activity centers reopened. β€” Beaches are open. β€” Outdoor exercise is permitted. β€” Libraries and museums are open. β€” Public transportation has resumed. β€” All maritime and air borders have reopened.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Albania

Exercise a high degree of caution

A nationwide curfew is in place between 11pm and 6am. During curfew, you can only leave home for essential work and emergency purposes. If you need to leave home during curfew you'll need to seek permission from the police. Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public places. Follow the advice of local authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Albania due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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