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General Information

The official language of Albania is Albanian.

The national currency of Albania is Lek (ALL).

1 ALL equals  .
equals  ALL.

Location

Albania

The distance from to Albania is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Albania. Exercise normal precautions in Albania. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Albania is 40. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Albania.

LGBT

Albania has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Albania ranks #68 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Albania. Albanian law does not permit same-sex marriage and does not legally recognize other countries' same-sex marriage certificates. The government does not prosecute or discriminate against same-sex relationships. Same-sex married couples cannot apply for family residency permits, but they may register individually. Despite the law and the government's formal support for LGBTI rights, homophobic attitudes remain.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Albania should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Albania:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Albania to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Albania differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Albania, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Albania and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Albania. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 55–64°F  /  13–18°C 87% 95%
Sat November 09 52–66°F  /  11–19°C 84% 95%
Sun November 10 52–64°F  /  11–18°C 84% 99%
Mon November 11 48–67°F  /  9–19°C 78% 9%
Tue November 12 48–70°F  /  9–21°C 78% 98%
Wed November 13 58–72°F  /  14–22°C 78% 100%
Thu November 14 56–68°F  /  13–20°C 84% 100%
Fri November 15 53–68°F  /  12–20°C 83% 52%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:20 am and sets at 04:30 pm. This equates to 10.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Albania, it is in . When the sun sets in Albania, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Albania is 250.00 ALL. Every kilometer costs an additional 104.00 ALL. Every hour of waiting time costs 1.00 ALL.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in Albania.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 175.00 ALL in Albania.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 502.17 ALL.

The legal drinking age in Albania is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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