Travel Information

Norwegian citizens travelling to Albania

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Albania can travel without a visa.

What to expect in Albania

👯‍♂️ good for parties
🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
⚡ Above average wifi
❄️ cold weather
🏖️ beaches
non-schengen

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Vodafone

.

💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include

Merr Taxi.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is ALL.

1 NOK = 12.174967 ALL

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $3.14 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of Albania. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

Albania has now closed all land and sea borders. Air travel to and from Italy and Greece has also ceased. If you chose to travel to Albania despite our advice, note that airports remain open but commercial options are increasingly limited. If you wish to return to Australia, we recommend you arrange to do so immediately. There are restrictions on internal travel within Albania. Other restrictions include the closure of shops, except for food shops and pharmacies, and suspension of public transport in a number of cities. Due to restrictions on movement, our ability to provide consular assistance during this period is likely to be limited. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Albania.

Statistics

These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Albania. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (3.16 / 5)
Safety (3.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$28.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$3.14 USD

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Popular Cities in Albania

Tirana

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