Albania Travel Vaccines and Advice
Offering preserved landscapes and long-standing history, a trip to Albania keeps all of its promises. With a variety of sport and nautical activities, cultural and gastronomic adventures, getting bored will prove difficult. Let’s not forget Berat and its wine-making culture, Gzure and its beautiful fine-sanded beaches, Gjirokastër and its historical heritage, and many more. Albania and its lively cities offer everything you could hope to see during your trip. Thanks to its pleasant Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes, this destination will undoubtedly please you throughout all seasons. It should be noted that the ideal time to visit is during the spring or autumn. Let yourself be seduced by the natural, patrimonial and cultural riches of this mountainous country!
Recommended travel vaccinations for Albania
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Albania
|Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current weather in Albania
Medical Care in Albania
Whilst the medical facilities and resources are not very reliable outside of the city, many foreigners opt for the well-equipped private hospitals and clinics offered by Albania. Many of these are American, German, Italian or Greek hospitals. Most are located in Tirana and offer quality care akin to European standards such as the ABC Health Center or the Orthodox Clinic . Be prepared to pay for consultations and treatments in cash.
Emergency services in Tirana are open to the public 24 hours a day, but they’re often of lesser quality their private counterparts. Access to air ambulance service is very limited.
Although local pharmacies are all licensed and sell non-prescription drugs, be aware that not all pharmaceuticals have been subjected to rigorous quality control. It is recommended to bring your prescriptions and a first aid kit of your own supplies because it is difficult to find certain medicines in Albania.
In case of medical emergencies, simply dial 127.
Is albania Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Lazarat||Limited police assistance and protection|
|Women’s safety||Caution required|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor conditions|
|Public transportation||Use only yellow taxis, avoid buses and trains|
|Landmines||Stay away from danger zones|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit albania?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
If you’re a Canadian citizen and staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required. Your passport must be valid at least three months of before the expected date of departure. If not, a visa will be required.
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Embassy of Canada to Albania information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Albania
Rr: Ibrahim Rugova,
Tel.: 355 (4) 225 7274
Fax: 355 (4) 225 7273
Email: [email protected]