The visa regulations in Albania closely resemble those of the Schengen Zone, although Albania is not a part of the Schengen Area itself. Both U.S. and EU citizens can enter Albania without a visa, and all COVID-related restrictions have been lifted.
For EU/EEA/Schengen Area Citizens
Citizens from EU, EEA, or Schengen Area countries do not require a visa for short stays up to 90 days. They can enter with a valid passport or, in some cases, a national identity card.
For U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens could visit Albania visa-free for up to one year. It is advisable to enter with a passport that is valid for at least six months from your planned date of return.
For Other Nationalities
Citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries can enter Albania without a visa for short stays (usually up to 90 days), while others must apply for a visa in advance.
COVID-19 pandemic measures
COVID-19 entry regulations were lifted on 1 May 2022.
Travel Medical Insurance
Though not a requirement, we strongly advise against venturing to Albania without adequate travel medical insurance. The healthcare infrastructure in Albania may not meet the standards you’re accustomed to, making medical insurance crucial for financial protection during treatment. Confirm with your credit card company to see if they offer a suitable insurance plan that applies in Albania. If not, consider reputable providers such as Visitors Coverage, which boasts an impressive TrustPilot score of 4.7 out of 5 based on over 5,000 reviews.