Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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International flights to Albania have resumed, and borders are open for international tourism since 1 July. Foreign travelers from all countries are eligible to enter without restrictions.
Restrictions may be imposed with little notice. Contact your airline to see if there are specific requirements in place for passengers.
Travelers do not require pre-departure testing to enter Albania. Arrivals will have their temperatures checked at the airport, and will be asked to wear face masks. Quarantine only applies to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The land border with Montenegro remains closed until further notice.
Follow social distancing guidelines and read these tips to travel internationally safely.
A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck 21mi (34km) northwest of the capital, Tirana, on Tuesday 26 November, with a shallow depth of 12mi (19km). At least 18 people died, buildings were destroyed and people were trapped under rubble.
This is the strongest earthquake to hit Albania in 30 years and has been followed by aftershocks with magnitudes of between 5.1 and 5.4. Earthquakes are common in the Balkans, which is an active seismic region. Be prepared for disruptions to travel plans, and contact your travel provider to see if schedules have changed.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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Listen to this episode of the World Nomads Podcast on Albania and hear the story of Ash who retraced the footsteps of a WW2 British SOE.
Prepare for and stay safe during an earthquake with these tips from an expert seismologist. Where to go and what to do after an earthquake happens.