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Posted on 03 Nov 2021

COVID-19: Situation Displayed by World Health Organization

COVID-19 in the Balkans

Covid-19, a respiratory disease, which had its origin in Wuhan, China in December 2019, has now spread globally. Inevitably, the Balkan region makes no exception. The outbreak of this virus evolves rapidly with new cases every day, but the statistics  show as follows:

Covid-19 Balkans

COVID-19 in Albania

In Albania, the cities with the reported cases are as listed below:

Covid-19 Albania - Big Table

Following the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Albanian government started to take some measures to slow down the spread of the disease. The government presented a few prevention measures regarding tourism this year.
For further information about travel in Albania, click here.

COVID-19 Prevention Measures in Albania

Public movement is restricted from 23:00 until 06:00 A.M, except for health reasons or emergencies. Masks remain mandatory for indoors and public transportation. It is recommended to keep the mask in all those places where is not possible to keep social distance and for those which have not received the full dose of vaccination. Night clubs remain closed. Activities are restricted from 23:00  until 06:00 A.M for bars and restaurant, except the delivery service. Outdoor gatherings will be allowed for up to 50 people, following the protocol of rules and social distance, set by the Institute of Public Health Albania: Sports championships, the activities of theatres, artistic, cultural performances, and conferences will be allowed with the presence of fans, with a reduced capacity of up to 30% according to the IPH protocol.

Traveling in Albania

Your wellbeing is primary for us. During this unprecedented situation created by COVID-19, we have been in touch with all the public institutions and local partners, to assure maximal security on all of your travels with us.

We have strictly followed and we have implemented all the guidelines and protocols published by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection & The Institute of Public Health, against the spread of the virus.

Starting from 06th of September 2021, to enter the Republic of Albania, whether by land, sea or air, you must be equipped with:

• Vaccination passport, which is valid 14 days after the second dose of vaccine has been administered; OR

• PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entry; OR

• Rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before entry; OR

• Valid document proving that you have passed or recovered from Covid-19 up to 6 months after recovery;

• These criteria also applies to those travelers who transit through Albania; 

• Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from these criteria; 

• Albanian citizens residing in Albania, who return and do not have a document mentioned above, must be isolated for 10 days and inform the health authorities to perform a test at the end of isolation.

• Only traveling passengers will enter the airport building, avoiding being escorted by their family members;

• Passengers must respect the social distance of 1.5 meters during the entire stay at the airport;

• Priority is given to the elderly, people in need, and families with minor children; 


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