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Albania Travel Restrictions

32.25% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 31.72% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Albania for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Albania entry details and exceptions

All citizens who will enter the Republic of Albania must present any of the following:

    1. Vaccination certificate, where at least two weeks have passed from the date of full vaccination;
    2. Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours or;
    3. Proof of recovery on Sars-Cov2 infection, which is valid for up to 6 months after healing.


Outgoing travel to AlbaniaTravelling from New Zealand to Albania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Albania.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 6 are exempt from test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Albania.

Details and exceptions

Albanian citizens who are residents in Albania, must self-isolate for 10 days in the event that they are unable to present a COVID-19 test or vaccine certificate or recovery certificate. They must inform the health authority to get a Covid-19 test at the end of the isolation period.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Albania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Albania must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Albania will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Albania with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Albania is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Albania are open with restrictions. Bars in Albania are open with restrictions.