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Albania is located on the Southeastern tip of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. The country is home to a plethora of castles and archaeological sites.
Its capital, Tirana, is on the site of the National History Museum in Skandberg Square.
The country is known for its Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and the Albanian alps.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Albania. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Albania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Europe has been vigilant in its efforts to eradicate measles. But, this past March the continent saw over 500 cases of measles be reported. While Albania is not at high-risk for measles, make sure you are vaccinated.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not required to enter the country. You may stay for up to one year without having to apply for a residency permit. Your passport must be valid for 3 months after your stay and have one page for the entry stamp.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Albania has hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters in its lowlands. In the highlands, the mountains are very cold from November to March and tend to have a lot of snowfall. Its Mediterranean climate is best to visit in the summer.
Tirana has a rainy period from October to June with plenty of rainfall. Winters, while generally mild in temperature, are very wet and can become colder at night. The summer features more intense heat with temperatures reaching the 90’s.
The coastal climate varies little year-round. The summers are more breezy and cooler. Winters have more mild temperatures and the nights don’t see as large of a drop-in temperature.
July and August tend to be the best months to visit Albania if you want a relaxing beach vacation.
Because of its label as a European country, Albania remains at risk for terrorist attacks. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, get yourself far away from the area and then report it to local police.
Public demonstrations are common and can result in violence so it is best to avoid them altogether.
If you’re someone who loves scenic drives, then this is the place for you to visit. The road is over 1,000 meters above sea level and is in the middle of the Llogora National park. At the very top of the road, is a variety of restaurants all with scenic views. While driving through the park, you may get to see various animals such as the golden eagle, fallow deer, and even the European wildcat.
The Llogora Pass even has a resort along the road where you can stay and enjoy the views 24/7. The winding road features spectacular views of the Ionian Coast and Albanian Riviera. The road first opened in 1920 and was officially declared a national park in 1966. All along the road you can peer down to see the beautiful villages and old, historic castles which are being reclaimed by nature.
Albania is a beautiful destination but does need some preparation. Be sure to bring these items:
All Americans visiting Albania should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Albania, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Tirana
Rruga e Elbasanit, No. 103
Phone: +(355) 4 2247 285
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