Reconsider travel to Albania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Albania due to COVID-19.
Albania has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Albania. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Albania.
Exercise increased caution in:
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Albania:
Lazarat-Exercise Increased Caution
The security situation in Lazarat remains volatile due to crime and violence associated with marijuana cultivation. Local police have limited ability to protect and assist travelers.
The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Lazarat as U.S government employees are prohibited from traveling there.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.